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    Default Diagramming help

    I would like to diagram the following sentence. "For many are called, but few are chosen." A student asked me and I'm unsure about one word.

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    Default Re: Diagramming help

    You could argue that your sentence is incomplete. That it is not an independent clause because of the "For..." I would diagram it as if there were an understood independent clause before it, and bring the "for" down on a slanted line to the simple predicate as if it were the word "because", a subordinating conjunction introducing an adverbial clause.

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    I thought it was, "Many are cold, but few are frozen."

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    That's good!

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    Treating it as an independent clause as Frank mentioned sounds wise.

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