The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks The KISS Workbooks Anthology
A Study in Appositives
Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
3. Place brackets [ ] around each subordinate clause. If the clause functions as a noun, label its function. If it functions as an adjective or an adverb, draw an arrow from the opening bracket to the word that the clause modifies.
4. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
5. Label each appositive "App" and draw an arrow from the appositive to the word to which it stands in apposition.

     On an afternoon in October, or the beginning of November--a 

fresh watery afternoon, when the turf and paths were rustling with 

moist, withered leaves, and the cold blue sky was half hidden by 

clouds--dark grey streamers, rapidly mounting from the west, and 

boding abundant rain--I requested my young lady to forego her 

ramble because I was certain of showers.  She refused, and I 

unwillingly donned a cloak, and took my umbrella to accompany

her on a stroll to the bottom of the park, a formal walk which she 

generally affected if low-spirited--and that she invariably was when

Mr. Edgar had been worse than ordinary, a thing never known from

his confession, but guessed both by her and me from his increased 

silence and the melancholy of his countenance.