The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks

Compound Main Clauses
Ex # 1 from A Dog of Flanders by Ouida

1. The lamps under the wayside crosses were blown out; the roads

were sheets of ice; the impenetrable darkness hid every trace of 

habitations; there was no living thing abroad.

2. The streets were all white with ice: the high walls and roofs 

loomed black against them.

3. Now and then a bat moved in the shadows now and then

a gleam of light came on the ranks of carven figures.

4. Nello rose to his feet and stretched his arms to them: the tears 

of a passionate ecstasy glistened on the paleness of his face.

5. Then suddenly it passed away: once more a great darkness 

covered the face of Christ.

6.  They were very poor, terribly poor many a day they had 

nothing at all to eat. 

7.  He was in no guise for feasting: he was very poorly and miserably

clad, and he dragged his silent way slowly through the dust among the 


8.   The miller was silent: then he stretched his hand out with a franc in it.