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    Default Did I correctly analyzed the following sentence?

    I am new to the forum, so I apologize if this thread is in the wrong place. By May, I should have a BA in English and I am currently awaiting word on various MFA Screenwriting programs that I have applied to. Before I leave my undergraduate career, I wanted to solidify my grasp on the English Language.

    Please examine my analysis and grammar of the following sentence and inform me of any mistakes that I may have made.

    (Pardon the hokey nature of the following sentences)

    Jake accepts the job of homeschooling Robert Jacobs, the sixteen years old whom has been expelled from his previous school.

    INDEPENDENT CLAUSE + PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE + APPOSITIVE + DEPENDENT CLAUSE + PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE = Complex Sentence

    INDEPENDENT CLAUSE = Jake accepts the job

    Jake = SUBJECT
    accepts
    =PREDICATE
    the=DEFINITE ARTICLE
    job=DIRECT OBJECT

    PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE = of homeschooling Robert Jacobs

    of = Preposition
    homeschooling=Gerund
    Robert Jacobs=Proper Noun

    APPOSITIVE
    = the sixteen year old
    the=Definite Article
    sixteeen=Adjective
    years =Noun
    old = Adjective

    DEPENDENT CLAUSE=whom has been expelled
    whom=RELATIVE PRONOUN
    has been = Auxiliary Verbs
    expelled = Predicate

    PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE=
    from his previous school.
    from = Preposition
    his = Pronoun
    previous = Adjective
    school.
    = Noun


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    Default Re: Did I correctly analyzed the following sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Flecknoe View Post
    I am new to the forum, so I apologize if this thread is in the wrong place. By May, I should have a BA in English and I am currently awaiting word on various MFA Screenwriting programs that I have applied to. Before I leave my undergraduate career, I wanted to solidify my grasp on the English Language.

    Please examine my analysis and grammar of the following sentence and inform me of any mistakes that I may have made.

    (Pardon the hokey nature of the following sentences)

    Jake accepts the job of homeschooling Robert Jacobs, the sixteen years old whom has been expelled from his previous school.

    INDEPENDENT CLAUSE + PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE + APPOSITIVE + DEPENDENT CLAUSE + PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE = Complex Sentence

    INDEPENDENT CLAUSE = Jake accepts the job

    Jake = SUBJECT
    accepts=PREDICATE
    the=DEFINITE ARTICLE
    job=DIRECT OBJECT

    PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE = of homeschooling Robert Jacobs

    of = Preposition
    homeschooling=Gerund
    Robert Jacobs=Proper Noun

    APPOSITIVE = the sixteen year old
    the=Definite Article
    sixteeen=Adjective
    years =Noun
    old = Adjective

    DEPENDENT CLAUSE=whom has been expelled
    whom=RELATIVE PRONOUN
    has been = Auxiliary Verbs
    expelled = Predicate

    PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE=
    from his previous school.
    from = Preposition
    his = Pronoun
    previous = Adjective
    school.
    = Noun
    ***NOT A TEACHER***Good afternoon. (1) First, congratulations on your BA. I'm sure you will be a very successful screenwriter. (2) Your sentences were great. (3) I very respectfully call your attention to: the sixteen years old whom has been expelled. I'm pretty certain the great teachers at this site would suggest: The sixteen-year-old who has been expelled. "Sixteen-year-old" is a noun; In "sixteen-year-old student," it is an adjective modifying "student." Regarding "who" and "whom," there is no space to explain them. Please type in "who/whom" in the "search" box of this site and you'll get plenty of help. A little suggestion: If you are ever in doubt, then just use "who." When you use "who" incorrectly, it is never as "bad" as "whom" when it is used incorrectly. Good luck on your career.

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    Default Re: Did I correctly analyzed the following sentence?

    I would have to agree with The Parser.
    who has been expelled? Robert Jacobs.
    That makes him the subject of the relative clause, so you must use 'who'.

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