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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 # 4
The Punctuation of 
Compound Main Clauses 


Directions: 
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. Charcoal and the diamond are very unlike yet they are composed of exactly

the same substance.
 

2. The army of the enemy swept over the face of that fair land and in its path

followed famine and desolation.
 

3. He was not driven from his purpose by danger neither was he discouraged 

by repeated failures.
 

4. During the hot days of summer, cool breezes from the sea blow over the 

heated land but warn land-breezes blow seaward at night.
 

5. The way was long the wind was cold

           The minstrel was infirm and old.