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    Unhappy I need help with diagraming a sentence.

    Here is the sentence I'm hoping someone can enlighten me about.

    Mom hadn't known that Nathan would be given an award for the portrait he drew.

    I know this is a compound sentence..Mom had known (subj. and verb) "n't " is an adv. modifying the verb "had known", "that" is a conjunction, "Nathan would be given " (subj. and verb), "an" (article) modifying the noun "award", "for the portrait" (prep. phrase) goes under "award", but where do I diagram the words "he drew".

    What am I not thinking of?
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    Re: I need help with diagraming a sentence.

    We don't do diagramming in the UK, so I can't help much, but I can point out that 'an' is an article not an adjective.
    Try here: http://userpages.burgoyne.com/bdespa...r/r_k_toc1.htm


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    Re: I need help with diagraming a sentence.

    Thanks for the input...you are right, of course, that an is an article. I was explaining it the lazy way, I guess. It is diagrammed as you would diagram an adjective.

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    Re: I need help with diagraming a sentence.

    OK. We don't do diagramming in the UK- I had never seen it before I started using the internet, so I have little experience of it.

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