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How Brave Walter Hunted Wolves
From The Lilac Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang

Compound Main Clauses
Analysis Key

1. But {on the other side} {of the garden} there [#1] is a lake (PN), | and {beyond the 

lake} is a village, | and all around [#2] stretch meadows and fields, now yellow [#3],

now green [#3]. |
 

2. *You* Come {with me}, Jonas [DirA], | and you shall have the skin (DO), |

and I will be content (PA) {with the ears and the tail}. |
 

3. It was a beautiful evening (PN) | and the birds were singing {in all the branches}. |
 

4. Yes, it was not {at all} safe (PA) here, | and there were no other people (PN) to

be seen [#4] {in the neighbourhood}. |
 

5. He certainly jumped {on to Walter}, | but he only shook his coat (DO) and

rubbed his nose (DO) {against his face} | and Walter shrieked. |


Notes
1. Alternatively, see "Expletives."
2. The object of the preposition "around" is an ellipsed "it," which stands for the "village." The phrase would function as an adverb.
3. "Yellow" and "green" are post-positioned adjectives, reductions of a subordinate clause--"which are now yellow, now green."
4. The infinitive "to be seen" functions as an adjective to "people" and as an adverb to "were." (Either explanation should be accepted.)