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Mixed Subordinate  Clauses
From The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator: M. B. Kork, N.Y.: The Phillips Publishing Co., 1911
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline every subject once, every verb twice, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," "DO").
3. Put brackets [ ] around every subordinate clause and use arrows or labels to indicate their function.
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.

1. Her mother had been a great beauty who cared only to go to parties

     and amuse herself with gay people.

2. When she awakened she lay and stared at the wall.

3. What she thought was that she would like to know if she was going

     to nice people, who would be polite to her and give her her own

     way as her Ayah and the other native servants had done.

4. "What's expected of you, Mrs. Medlock, is that you make sure that

     he's not disturbed and that he doesn't see what he doesn't want to see."

5. She heard neither voices nor footsteps, and wondered if everybody

     had got well of the cholera and all the trouble was over.

6. At that very moment such a loud sound of wailing broke out from

     the servants' quarters that she clutched the young man's arm.

7. When he was amused and interested she thought he scarcely looked

     like an invalid at all, except that his face was so colorless and he

     was always on the sofa.

8. She wondered also who would take care of her now her Ayah was dead.

9. She was the kind of woman who would "stand no nonsense from

     young ones." At least, that is what she would have said if she had

     been asked.

10. The young English governess who came to teach her to read and 

     write disliked her so much that she gave up her place in three 

     months, and when other governesses came to try to fill it they 

     always went away in a shorter time than the first one.

11. What Mary felt afterward was that she need not fear about Dickon.