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Person, Number, Case, and Tense
From Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Answer Key -- Person, Number, Case, and Tense

     Out of context, it is impossible to know the antecedent of some pronouns. They are marked "unknown."

1. "I [1st, sing, nom - "he"] hear [present] a voice," said [past] he [3rd, sing, nom - unknown] , "a young voice. Will [future] you [2nd, sing, nom - "voice"] give me [1st, sing, obj - "he"] your hand  [2nd, sing, possessive - "voice"], my [1st, sing, possessive - "he"] kind young friend, and lead [future] me [1st, sing, obj - "he"] in?"
 

2. "Livesey," said [past] the squire, "you [2nd, sing, nom - "Livesey"] will give [future] up this wretched practice at once. Tomorrow I [1st, sing, nom - "squire"] start [future (present in form, but made future by "Tomorrow"] for Bristol."
 

3. Terrified as I [1st, sing, nom - "unknown"] was [past], I [1st, sing, nom - "I"] could not help [past] thinking to myself [1st, sing, obj - "I"] that this [3rd, sing, nom - unknown] must have been [past] how Mr. Arrow got [past] the strong waters that destroyed [past] him [3rd, sing, obj - "Mr. Arrow"].
 

4. "Well, there's [present] my boat, that I [1st, sing, nom - "unknown"] made [past] with my [1st, sing, possessive - "I"] two hands. I [1st, sing, nom - "I"] keep [present] her [3rd, sing, obj - "boat"] under the white rock."
 

5.      "Will [future] any kind friend inform a poor blind man, who [3rd, sing, nom - "man"] has lost [past] the precious sight of his [3rd, sing, possessive - "man"] eyes in the gracious defence of his [3rd, sing, possessive - "man"] native country, 
England -- and God bless [present] King George! -- where or in what part of this country he [3rd, sing, nom - "man"] may now be [present]?"
     "You [2nd, sing, nom - "man"] are [present] at the Admiral Benbow, Black Hill Cove, my [1st, sing, possessive - "I"] good man," said [past] I [1st, sing, nom - unknown].


Analysis Key (FYI)

1. "I hear a voice (DO)," [ [#1] said he], "a young voice [#2]. | Will you give

me (IO) your hand (DO), my kind young friend [DirA], and lead me (DO) in?" |
 

2. "Livesey [DirA]," [ [#1] said the squire], "you will give up this wretched

practice (DO) {at once}. | Tomorrow I start {for Bristol}." |
 

3. Terrified [#3] [Adv. to "Terrified" as I was], I could not help thinking [#4]

{to myself} [DO (of "thinking") that this must have been [PN how Mr. Arrow

got the strong waters (DO) [Adj. to "waters" that destroyed him (DO)]]]. |
 

4. "Well [Inj], there's my boat (PN), [Adj. to "boat" that (DO) I made {with 

my two hands}. | I keep her (DO) {under the white rock}." |
 

5.     "Will any kind friend inform a poor blind man (IO), [Adj. to "man" who

has lost the precious sight (DO) {of his eyes} {in the gracious defence} {of his native

country}, England [#5] -- [ [#6] and God bless King George (DO) ! ]] -- [DO

where or {in what part} {of this country} he may now be]?" |

     "You are {at the Admiral Benbow}, { *in* Black Hill Cove}, my good man [DirA],"

[ [#1 ] said I]. |


Notes
1. KISS explains this clause as an interjection. See KISS Level 3.2.3 - Interjection? Or Direct Object?
2. This "voice" is an appositive to the previous "voice."
3. "Terrified" is a verbal (gerundive) that modifies "I."
4. "Thinking" is a verbal (gerund) that functions as the direct object of "could help."
5. "England" is an appositive to "country."
6. Rhetoricians call this parenthetical construction. In KISS, we simply call it an interjection. "Bless" is in the subjunctive mood. See KISS Level 2.1.7 - The KISS Perspective on the Subjunctive Mood.