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

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 (DO) {with brilliant hues}. |
 

3. We were much disappointed (P) {on account} {of our failure}, | and we requested 

our guide to lead us [#1] back {to camp}. |
 

4. No two watches go just alike, | yet [#2] each man believes his own (DO). |
 

5. Elephants are big (PA) and clumsy (PA), | but they can run very fast. |
 

6. Our barn is low (PA) and dim (PA), | and swallows sweep in and out {through the doors}. |
 

7. Henry pushed his sister (DO) {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 (DO). |
 

9. John leads his little brother (DO), | and they follow the policeman (DO) {across the street}. |
 

10. I shall not freeze {to death} {during the long walk}, | but I may freeze my ears (DO). |


Notes
1. "Guide" is the subject and "us" is the direct object of the infinitive "to lead." The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of "requested."
2. "Yet" here means "but."