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    This is fun: Subjunct diagrams

    She kindly offered me her seat.
    She offered me her seat kindly.

    Diagram these.
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    Re: This is fun: Subjunct diagrams

    Pretty straightforward.

    Me is the indirect object.

    What is to wonder about?


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    Re: This is fun: Subjunct diagrams

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    Pretty straightforward.

    Me is the indirect object.

    What is to wonder about?
    What could be the reason for my giving this thread the title, subjunct diagramming? Concentrate on the adverbs and their functions.


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    Re: This is fun: Subjunct diagrams

    She kindly offered me her seat. = she was kind enough to
    She offered me her seat kindly. = offered in a kind manner

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    Re: This is fun: Subjunct diagrams

    I would diagram them the same.
    Now, if it said, "Kind she offered me her seat ", or "She, being kind, offered me her seat", I would change the word modified.


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    Re: This is fun: Subjunct diagrams

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    I would diagram them the same.
    Now, if it said, "Kind she offered me her seat ", or "She, being kind, offered me her seat", I would change the word modified.
    No?


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    Re: This is fun: Subjunct diagrams

    I would only accept the second diagram as correct (if I were judging a competitive sentence diagramming round), and I would prefer it if the indirect object came after the adverb since that is the order within the sentence.


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    Re: This is fun: Subjunct diagrams

    Muchas gracias, senior!

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    Re: This is fun: Subjunct diagrams

    No sei por qué pero de nada.

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