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"You" Understood as a Subject
Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children
By E. Louise Smythe
Analysis Key

1. *You* Come {with me}. |

2. Now, *you* give me (IO) the golden fleece (DO). |

3. *You* Hold tight [#1] {to me}, Helle [#2]. |

4. Oh [#3], *you* see the lovely swans (DO). |

5. *You* Give me (IO) my share (DO). |

6. *You* Put on your very best clothes (DO) and come {with us}. |

7. *You* Bring your apples (DO) {with you}. |

8. *You* Stay {by me} and look out {for the cat}. |

9. *You* Rub your face (DO) and hands (DO) and legs (DO) {with this juice}. |

10. *You* Take this cake (DO) and some butter (DO) {to grandma}. |

1. Here is another case that you will not find discussed in grammar textbooks. In KISS, "tight" can be considered as an adverb, but prescriptive books claim that "tight" should be "tightly." KISS, however, offers another explanation. "Tight" can be seen as a predicate adjective in a palimpsest pattern with "Hold" written over "Be." [See KISS Level 2.1.4.]
2. "Helle" is a name that functions as Direct Address. [See KISS Level 2.3.]
3. "Oh" is an Interjection.  [See KISS Level 2.3.]
4. Some students might underline "Put on" as the verb phrase. At this level of work, I would accept that, but the "on" means "on your body." This problem is addressed in KISS Level 2.1.5 - "Phrasal Verb (Preposition or Part of the Verb."