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    Question analyzing a sentence

    How do I analyze this sentence? "I think bowing kind of scares foreigners."

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    Re: analyzing a sentence

    first of all thank you for the post
    but I'll trying to anlys this sentence as I know, please!!

    I= subject/ think=verb 1 (simple past)/ bowing kind= object/ of= preposetion letter/

    and next is complement............

    p.s= the tense of this sentence is simple past.

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    Re: analyzing a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by dawolo View Post
    How do I analyze this sentence? "I think bowing kind of scares foreigners."
    (Not a teacher) May I suggest the following: (1) I = pronoun = subject; think = verb; (that = optional conjunction or expletive or subordinator); bowing (gerund used as noun); kind of = phrase that means "rather" = adverb that modifies "scares"; scares = verb; foreigners = noun = object.

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    Re: analyzing a sentence

    If you want this sentence analyzed in terms of its syntax, then "bowing kind of scares foreigners" is a noun clause with a gerund as its subject (the word "that" is understood). "Foreigners" is the direct object within that noun clause.
    "Kind of" I would treat as a phrasal adverb modifying "scares".
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    Re: analyzing a sentence

    Oh, that noun clause is the direct object of "I think".
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    Re: analyzing a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    "Kind of" I would treat as a phrasal adverb modifying "scares".
    My sentiments exactly.

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