The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks
An Exercise in Logic and Style
based on
"Why The Hoofs of The Deer Are Split"
from
The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook
Directions:
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
3. Place a vertical line after each main clause.

     Everything is good and happy. The green leaves are whispering merrily 

together, the waves are lapping on the shore and laughing, the squirrels are 

chattering and  laying up their food for winter.



     Note that the second sentence has three main clauses, each of which gives a specific example of the idea in the first sentence. Write two sentences. In the first, state a general idea. In the second, use compound main clauses to give specific examples of the idea in the first sentence.