The Printable KISS Grammar Books Back to 6th Grade ToC
KISS Level 3.1.2
Mixed Subordinate Clauses

From the Writing of Sixth Graders

The Butterfly
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (“PA,” “PN,” “IO,” or “DO”).
3. Place brackets [ ] around each subordinate clause. If the clause functions as a noun, label its function. If it functions as an adjective or adverb, draw an arrow from the opening bracket to the word that the clause modifies.
4. Place a vertical line after each main clause. 

1. My name is Fred, and I have just heard that my favorite show

     Pokémon was taken off the air.

2. Wrestlers go into a cage with no way out unless they climb the cage.

3. Buddy went everywhere George went, and he even slept with him.

4. One reason is it made money, mainly because lots of people 

     watched it.

5. That they were in a far back room explains why they did not hear

     the alarm.

6. It has stayed popular because people want to see family based 

     shows, which 7th Heaven is.

7. He was so shocked that he pulled the trigger to his gun, and it shot

     into the air.

8. What if that was a really popular show in Japan and America?

9. That's why it needs to stay on.

10.  If the parents see a problem, they should monitor what their

     child is watching.