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The Swallow and the Crow 
Analysis Key

     THE SWALLOW and the Crow had a contention (DO)

{about their plumage}. | The Crow put an end (DO) {to the dispute} 

{by saying [#1]}, [DO of "saying" "Your feathers are all (PA)

very well (PA) [#2] {in the spring}], but [DO of "saying" mine protect

me (DO) {against the winter}]." |

     Fair weather friends are not worth (PA) much [NuA]. |


Notes
1. Gerund -- Object of "by."
2. Note the use of "well" (instead of "good") as a predicate adjective.
 
 
Progress Chart
Total Words = 44 Explained Unexplained Completed
L1: In Prep Phrases 14 30  32 %
L1+: Add Adj. & Adv. + 11 18 57 %
L2: Add S/V/C + 16 2 95 %
L3: Add Clauses +1 1 98 %
L4: Add Verbals None 1 98 %
L5: Add 8 Additional 1 0 100 %