Teaching Embedded Clauses with Bigfoot

Here's an assignment I recently completed for a course in English pedagogy. These two paragraphs are basically the same, but the second includes several embedded sentences which make use of the complementizer "that". Both of the paragraphs have their subjects and verbs (well, verb strings really) marked, and the embedded clauses are marked in the list that follows.

Humans have quite a lot in common with chimpanzees, but we may have an even closer relative living in our forests. Many thousands of people have seen this creature personally. Are they all mistaken? Could a giant, hairy ape-like being really go undetected for so long? Maybe our government is keeping these creatures hidden. The Bigfoot situation could become a national embarrassment since the native population of this country was treated similarly. Still, most Americans refuse to believe in such a creature.
Everyone knows that humans have quite a lot in common with chimpanzees, but we may have an even closer relative living in our forests. Many thousands of people say that they have seen this creature personally. Is it just that they're all mistaken? It seems unlikely that a giant, hairy ape-like being could go undetected for so long. It may be that our government is keeping these creatures hidden. Perhaps they're worried that the Bigfoot situation could become a national embarrassment. It might remind people that the native population of this country was treated similarly. Still, most Americans refuse to accept the possibility that such a creature exists.
  1. [...knows] that humans have a lot in common with chimpanzees
  2. [...say] that they have seen this creature personally
  3. [...Is it just] that they're all mistaken
  4. [...unlikely] that a giant, hairy ape-like creature could go undetected for so long
  5. [...It may be] that our government is keeping these creatures hidden
  6. [...worried] that the Bigfoot situation could become a national embarrassment
  7. [...remind people] that the native population of this country was treated similarly
  8. [...possibility] that such a creature exists

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