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    #1

    I need some help

    I need syntactically analyze these sentences:


    1.The options to consider were excellent.

    2. Part of being a good teacher is knowing that you always have something new to learn.

    In this way:
    for example sentence "He lives in this building."
    S = S+V+At
    S=Pron.=he
    V=VP=main Verb=lives
    A=PP=Prep.+OP(object of preposition)
    Prep=in
    OP=NP=Determiner+Hw
    Det.=this
    Hw=N=building


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    Re: I need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerve View Post
    1.The options to consider were excellent.

    2. Part of being a good teacher is knowing that you always have something new to learn.
    1.
    The options to consider = complete subject
    options = simple subject
    the = det.
    to consider = adjectival infinitive complement
    were = CopV
    excellent = predicate adjective

    2.
    part of being a good teacher = complete subject
    part = simple subject
    of being a good teacher = prepositional phrase modifying the simple subject
    PRO being a good teacher = NP, gerund phrase; being is the head
    a good teacher = predicat enominative in the non-finite gerund clause
    PRO = covert subject of the gerund clause
    a = det.
    good = adj.
    is = CopV
    knowing that you always have something new to learn = predicate nominative
    knowing = gerund; head of the gerund phrase after the linking verb
    that you always have something new to learn = direct object of knowing
    that = subordinator
    you always have something new to learn = SVOC
    always = temporal adjunct
    have = V
    something = direct object of have
    new = postpositive adjective
    to learn = complement of 'something new'


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    #3

    Re: I need some help

    That's not good but thanks anyway!


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    #4

    Re: I need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerve View Post
    That's not good but thanks anyway!
    What is not good?

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    #5

    Re: I need some help

    I am puzzled too. What, exactly, is not good?


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    Re: I need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    I am puzzled too. What, exactly, is not good?
    I think we will not know this in this life: the poster has left.

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    Re: I need some help

    If that remains true, it is a great tragedy for this forum.

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