Re: Could need some help analysing this sentence
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Originally Posted by onkelskrue
Given that this is what you had to work with, there doesn't seem to be much point in telling you the 10 different ways we coudl rewrite it.
China is most certainly the subject. I would have said that "has helped" is the verb and "transform the idea of Africa...." is what it helped to do. Then "the idea..." is all a direct object of what was transformed. HOW it was transformed would be as you have indicated.
I may have the wrong idea about "helped" though. Labeling things is not my strong suit.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.