The KISS Grammar Workbooks Return to Ouida
Directions Delayed Subjects (IM)

Delayed Subjects
From A Dog of Flanders by Ouida

1. It took Patrasche long to discover any scent.
 

2. It took them long to traverse the familiar path, and the bells were sounding four of 

the clock as they approached the hamlet.
 

3. Jehan Daas resisted long, for the old man was one of those who thought it a foul 

shame to bind dogs to labor for which Nature never formed them. 
 

4. A few years later, old Jehan Daas, who had always been a cripple, became so 

paralyzed with rheumatism that it was impossible for him to go out with the cart any more.
 

5. Now that he had left it there, it seemed to him so hazardous, so vain, so foolish, to 

dream that he, a little lad with bare feet, who barely knew his letters, could do anything

at which great painters, real artists, could ever deign to look. 


6. Write a sentence with a delayed subject.