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    Default R-K, please

    Would you kindly Reed-Kellogg:

    "He treats everyone like adults."

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: R-K, please

    Diagram
    * [Clause]
    o ::subject
    He (pronoun)
    o ::verb
    treats (verb + trd_person_singular_s + transitive_verb)
    + ::adverbModifier [PrepositionalPhrase]
    # ::preposition
    like (preposition)
    # ::determiner
    adults (noun + plural)

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    Default Re: R-K, please

    I think you could say that "like" should be "as" in standard English -- "as" being a subordinating conjunction as well as a preposition and "like" being only a preposition.

    But I prefer to describe rather than prescribe.

    On this computer I don't have the program to R-K it, but I will later.

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    Default Re: R-K, please

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    I think you could say that "like" should be "as" in standard English -- "as" being a subordinating conjunction as well as a preposition and "like" being only a preposition.

    But I prefer to describe rather than prescribe.

    On this computer I don't have the program to R-K it, but I will later.
    If you click on my link in the previous post, you'll be able to R-K anything.

    About "as", yes, it's both, but that's not applicable in our sentence because "like" is used.

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    Default Re: R-K, please

    Thank you, Lauralie2 and Mr. Antonson, for your fast replies.

    (1) Thank you for the link, but it's too difficult for a computer

    illiterate like me to navigate.

    (2) I am a spoiled brat who is used to Mr. Antonson producing a

    diagram for me to print out.

    (3) By the way, one old grammar says that "like" should

    be treated as an adjective or adverb. It does allow, however,

    that some people "now" (the 1950's) are parsing it as a so-called

    preposition.

    (4) Mr. Antonson, when you have time, could I have the diagram?

    Thanks again, Lauralie 2 and Mr. Antonson, for this information.

    Diagramming is good, clean fun. I am well aware that some people

    think we are nuts to "waste" time on diagramming. If they only

    knew the benefits of clearly having a "map" of a sentence.

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    Default Re: R-K, please

    I am out of practice with this online diagramming.

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    Default Re: R-K, please

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    I am out of practice with this online diagramming.
    No, you're not!!!

    You are STILL the cat's meow!!!!

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