The Printable KISS Grammar Books Back to 6th Grade ToC
The Maja and the 
Masked Men
Francisco de Goya
Museo del Prado, 
KISS Level 3.1.1 Compound Main Clauses

From the Writing of Sixth Graders

1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (“PA,” “PN,” “IO,” or “DO”).
3. Place a vertical line after each main clause. 

1. I screamed at him and he turned around.

2. We followed the trail, and we got home.

3. This would not only raise enough money for the show, but it would

     prove the show's popularity.

4. To his surprise, the idea worked, and the bear went after the stick.

5. We started to look around, but we could not find a trace of the path.

6. My name is Tommy, and I love the Disney shows.

7. This is my first year in middle school, and I want a friend.

8. One day my mother came over to visit and I was swimming, and

     I hit my collar bone on a brick and broke it.

9. He tried to run, but his dad caught him by the sleeve of his shirt.

10.  We gave the stray cat some food, and my mom called our neighbors.