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
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.