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Exercise # 3 on Compound Main Clauses
from Sherwood Anderson's "The Egg"

1.) In the early morning he came upstairs and got into bed with mother. She woke and

the two talked.

2.) The train was three hours late and Joe came into our place to loaf about and to wait 

for its arrival.

3.) For ten years my father and mother struggled to make our chicken farm pay and 

then they gave up that struggle and began another.

4.) The railroad did not run through the town and the station was a mile away to the 

north at a place called Pickleville.

5.) Mother must have been doubtful from the first, but she said nothing discouraging.