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Adding Complements
Ex. # 3 from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
Analysis Key

1. Madame Defarge was the family's malevolent enemy (PN). |

2. He recovered himself (DO) almost instantly. |

3. The rats were sleeping close together {in their dark holes} again. |

4. I send you (IO), Monsieur heretofore the Marquis [#1], the 

     assurance (DO) {of my dolorous and unhappy service}. |

5. The family honour, sir [#2], is safe (PA) {from me} {in this country}. |

6. He peeped in {at the gate} {for the second time}. |

7. The mender {of roads}, and the two hundred and fifty particular friends

     were putting candles (DO) {in every dull little pane} {of glass}. |

8. Then *you* [#3] bring me (IO) another pint (DO) {of this same wine}. |

9. The patient was a woman (PN) {of great beauty}, and young (PA). |

10. You are essential (PA) {to her perfect happiness}. |

1. "Marquis" is an appositive to "Monsieur" which itself is an appositive to "you." For more about appositives, see KISS Level 5.4 - Appositives.
2. This "sir" functions as Direct Address. See KISS Level 2.3.
3. This understood "you" is the focus of KISS Level 2.1.1. Praise the students who get it here.