to Create Adjectival Clauses
Based on "Androcles and the
The Children's Own Readers
- Book Three
by Mary E. Pennell and Alice M. Cusack, Illustrated by
Maurice Day and Harold Sichel
Boston: Ginn and Company 1929
Use one of the following subordinating conjunctions to combine the
sentences by making one of the main clauses subordinate -- where, who,
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements
("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").
3. Place brackets around each subordinate clause. Draw an arrow from
the opening bracket of each adverbial clause to the word that the clause
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.
1. Many years ago there lived in Rome a slave by the name
of Androcles. His master was a cruel man.
2. He hid himself in a cave in the rocks. There he tried
to plan what he should do next.
3. The lion was a good hunter. Every day he brought back
meat for his friend.
4. The soldiers took Androcles back to Rome. They threw
him into prison.
5. The seats were full of men and women. They had come
to see Androcles fight for his life with a lion.