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Compound Subjects and Verbs
From  Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children
By E. Louise Smythe
Analysis Key

1. Jason and his men took their swords (DO). |

2. She put the things (DO) {into her little basket} and ran off. |

3. Then the bulls kicked {at him} {with their feet}, but could not hurt him (DO). |

4. A white cloth and pretty dishes were {on the table}. |

5. So Loki went up {on the porch} and cut off Sif's golden hair (DO). |

6. The sheep went up, up {into the sky}, and ran a long way [#1] {on the clouds}. |

7. The boy felt very bad [#2] {about his sister}, but went right on. |

8. {At last} Medea and Jason and the other Argonauts came {to Greece}. |

1. "Way" is a Noun Used as an Adverb. See KISS Level 2.3.
2. I vaguely remember doing usage exercises in which I was told that "bad" should be "badly," but "bad" here means "guilty." KISS considers this a palimpsest pattern in which "felt" is written over "was." (See KISS Level 2.1.4.) Doesn't the sentence mean that the boy felt himself to be guilty (bad) about this sister?