Introduction to the KISS Workbooks Instructional Material
Subordinate Clauses as Delayed Subjects
from Sherwood Anderson's "The Egg"
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements (“PN,” “PA,” “IO,” “DO”). 
3. Place brackets around each subordinate clause. If the clause functions as a noun, label its function ("PN," "IO," "DO," "OP") above the opening bracket. If it functions as an adjective or adverb, draw an arrow from the opening bracket to the word that the clause modifies. If it functions as a delayed subject, write "DS" over the opening bracket.
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.

1.) It was her idea that the restaurant would be profitable.

2.) It was father's idea that both he and mother should try to

     entertain the people who came to eat at our restaurant.

3.) It was father's notion that a passion for the company of 

     himself and mother would spring up in the breasts of the younger

     people of the town of Bidwell.

4.) It was his notion that father was angry at him for hanging around.

5.) It was unlikely other children would be born and the wheels 

     were broken.

6.) It may have been that mother was responsible.

7.) It must have seemed to me that I was doing a thing that should

     not be done by one who, like myself, had been raised on a chicken

     farm where death was a daily visitor.