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Exercise # 2 on Compound Main Clauses
from Sherwood Anderson's "The Egg"

1.) Downstairs the front door of our restaurant went shut with a bang and in a few 

minutes father tramped up the stairs.

2.) He swore and the sweat stood out on his forehead.

3.) He worked and worked and a spirit of desperate determination took possession 

of him.

4.) There had been a cider mill and pickle factory at the station, but before the time of 

our coming they had both gone out of business.

5.) These he had carefully put into a box and on our journey into town it was carried 

on the wagon seat beside him.