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KISS Grammar Exercises Based on
Introductory Lessons in English Grammar For Use in Intermediate Grades
By Wm. H. Maxwell, M.A.
L3.1.1 # 2
The Punctuation of
Compound Main Clauses 

First, fix the punctuation in each sentence, then:
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. The snow lay in great drifts in the deep ravines and chilly winds whistled 

and moaned through the naked tree tops.

2. The eyes of the young man looked far into the future and his fancy painted

everything with brilliant hues.

3. We were much disappointed on account of our failure and we requested 

our guide to lead us back to camp.

4. No two watches go just alike yet each man believes his own.

5. Elephants are big and clumsy but they can run very fast.

6. Our barn is low and dim and swallows sweep in and out through the doors.

7. Henry pushed his sister off the sidewalk and one of his classmates told 

of the impolite act.

8. The queen of fairies rides in a pea-pod carriage and a band of fireflies light 

her way.

9. John leads his little brother and they follow the policeman across the street.

10. I shall not freeze to death during the long walk but I may freeze my ears.