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Exercise # 2 on Subordinate Clauses as Delayed Subjects or Sentences
From A Dog of Flanders by Ouida
Analysis Key



1.) But it was {with a sad heart} [ [#1] that he said it (DO)], | and the earth did

not look so bright (PA) {to him} [Adv. to "did look" as it had used to do [Adv. to 

"had used to do" when he went out {at sunrise} {under the poplars} {down the straight roads}

{with Patrasche}]]. |
 

2.) All this while [NuA] the little panel {of pine wood} remained {over the chimney} {in 

the mill-kitchen} {with the cuckoo clock and the waxen Calvary}, | and sometimes it seemed

{to Nello} a little [NuA] hard (PA) [Del Subj [#2] that [Adv. to "should be denied"

whilst his gift was accepted (P) ] he himself [App] should be denied (P)]. |


Notes
1. Delayed Sentence -- "He said it with a sad heart."
2. [That whilst his gift was accepted he himself should be denied] seemed to Nello a little hard.