Would you kindly R-K this sentence:
Tom received a gift from his relatives back home.
I am having a terrible problem trying to diagram it correctly.
Thank you so much!!!
Thank you, sir, for the BEAUTIFUL diagram.
It may not be the best interpretation, but it works.
Sorry for the late post, but I just arrived!
Curious as to the diagram. I'm thinking about it, and back home seems to modify relatives (meaning which ones?). Yet I cannot help but think of back home (showing where?)as an adverbial objective, therefore placing it underneath the verb.
What is your take?
back home relatives
relatives back home
relatives living nearby
second cousin relatives
relatives by marriage
all adjectives telling what kind of relatives.
wow, this looks like complicated stuff. I sure would love to learn how to do this. I've read many other forums from a man named "Frank Antonson" and he seems like a very wise man at these kinds of things.
Yes, Mr. Antonson is great at this. He will be delighted to help you. Just
post a question, and he'll help you. I always recommend this forum to
people who are interested in Reed-Kellogg. This diagramming system will
truly help you better understand the parts of an English sentence.
But I honestly don't think it is that complicated. I suspect that some of my students will be better at R-K than I am after about one more month of partial instruction. I say "partial" because they are studying other matters from me at the same time.
I just think that it is completely new to so many people outside the USA or under the age of 40.
Following closely the site that my students are creating will probably make anyone who tries to be as expert as I am.