1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline finite verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
3. Place brackets [ ] around each subordinate clause.
4. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
Then decombine each sentence by writing it as two or more separate
1. The name of this man was Gessler, and in order to test the people’s
obedience, he placed his hat upon a pole in the market square of one of
the principal towns, and commanded that all who passed it should bow
down before it in token of respect.
2. The tyrant, who knew him to be a clever archer, said that his life would
be spared only on the condition that he should with an arrow hit an apple
placed upon the head of his only son.