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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 # 5
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. The violets wept in the shade but the sun came and kissed their tears away.
 

2.  The shadows grew long and the blue skies were gray

     And the bees and the butterflies all flew away

           And the dew on the grasses was falling.
 

3. Beautiful thoughts make a beautiful soul and a beautiful soul makes a 

beautiful face.
 

4.  Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight

     And all the air a solemn stillness holds.