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Exercise # 4 on Compound Main Clauses
from Sherwood Anderson's "The Egg"

1.) Mother smiled at the boarders and I, catching the infection, smiled at our cat.

2.) He began to cry like a boy and I, carried away by his grief, cried with him.

3.) I cannot now remember his words, but he gave the impression of one about to become

in some obscure way a kind of public entertainer.

4.) Small chickens, just setting out on the journey of life, look so bright and alert and 

they are in fact so dreadfully stupid.

5.) Father rode on top of the wagon. He was then a bald-headed man of forty-five, a 

little fat and from long association with mother and the chickens he had become 

habitually silent and discouraged.