1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").
3. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
1. They drew back from the window, and the Doctor looked for
explanation in his friend's ashy face.
2. Monseigneur received him in a courtly manner, but they did not
3. I don't know; I prefer not to do so.
4. He waited and waited, and the clock struck twelve; but Doctor
Manette did not come back.
5. "He has never seen me here; I have kept out of his way."
6. But, he spoke, and it was his voice; he took the prisoner's hand,
and it was his real grasp.
7. The shining Bull's Eye of the Court was gone, or it would have
been the mark for a hurricane of national bullets.
8. Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers,
and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms.
9. The bank closed, the ancient clerks came out, the usual watch was
set, and Mr. Cruncher and his son went home to tea.
10. "She is greatly distressed; but her father is comforting her, and
she feels the better for being out of court."