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"So" and "For" as Conjunctions
from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements (“PN,” “PA,” “IO,” “DO”).
Write in ellipsed parts of finite verb phrases.]
3. Place brackets around each subordinate clause. If the clause functions as a noun, label its function ("PN," "IO," "DO," "OP") above the opening bracket. If it functions as an adjective or adverb, draw an arrow from the opening bracket to the word that the clause modifies. (Write in any ellipsed subjects  and/or verbs.)
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.

1. I must look in at Tellson's; so I will go there at once and come back


2. The village looks at him by stealth, for it is afraid.

3. I feel that Miss Manette will tell well in any station, and will always

     do me credit. So I have made up my mind to marry her.

4. Sounds that he was not afraid of, for he divined their meaning, then

     began to be audible.

5. They hanged at Tyburn, in those days, so the street outside Newgate 

     had not obtained one infamous notoriety that has since attached to it.

6. On this occasion, Miss Pross, responding to Ladybird's pleasant face 

     and pleasant efforts to please her, unbent exceedingly; so the dinner

     was very pleasant, too.

7. At first, there were times, though she was a perfectly happy young wife,

     when her work would slowly fall from her hands, and her eyes would be

     dimmed. For, there was something coming in the echoes, something 

     light, afar off, and scarcely audible yet, that stirred her heart too much.

8. He was not missed; for, nobody who crossed the threshold looked for

     him, nobody asked for him, nobody wondered to see only Madame 

     Defarge in her seat, presiding over the distribution of wine, with a bowl

     of battered small coins before her, as much defaced and beaten out of

     their original impress as the small coinage of humanity from whose 

     ragged pockets they had come.