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    I need help diagramming a sentence.

    Many of the choices you make in terms of what types of words to include, how formal you want the written project to be, and how you use creative aspects of language like analogies and metaphors will also contribute to your own individual writing style.

    I am having problems with the underline material. I think I know the following:

    Subject=Many
    Transitive Verb =will contribute
    Direct object=to your own individual writing style.
    Prepositional phrase=of the choices (modifies Many)
    Adjective Clause=you make in terms of what types of words to include (modifies choices)

    But even in the direct object is the object of the preposition of to individual or style?
    And in the Adjective Clause is what functioning as an adjective?
    Are "how formal...to be." and "how you use creative...metaphors." modifying choices?

    Does this ever get easier?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: I need help diagramming a sentence.

    With the Reed-Kellogg system it is not only easier but fun! You might ask your teacher if you would be allowed to use that system.

    Frank

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    Re: I need help diagramming a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson1 View Post
    With the Reed-Kellogg system it is not only easier but fun! You might ask your teacher if you would be allowed to use that system.

    Frank
    Hi Frank,

    I'm not a student; I graduated school a long time ago but never really understood grammar so here I am determined to understand. I use a free online Reed-Kellogg system to help me but the software doesn't accept the sentence because it's too long. I trimmed the sentence a bit and this is what I got:

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    I replaced the following:

    words=what types of words to include
    formality=how formal you want the written project to be
    creativity=how you use creative aspects of language like analogies and metaphors

    Are the above noun clauses functioning as objects of the preposition of? And is the diagram correct for the sentence that I posted?

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    Re: I need help diagramming a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine99 View Post
    Hi Frank,

    I'm not a student; I graduated school a long time ago but never really understood grammar so here I am determined to understand. I use a free online Reed-Kellogg system to help me but the software doesn't accept the sentence because it's too long. I trimmed the sentence a bit and this is what I got:

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    I replaced the following:

    words=what types of words to include
    formality=how formal you want the written project to be
    creativity=how you use creative aspects of language like analogies and metaphors

    Are the above noun clauses functioning as objects of the preposition of? And is the diagram correct for the sentence that I posted?
    Very interesting. My one immediate suggestion is with "writing style". I would say that "style" is the object of the preposition "to" and that "your" "own", "individual", and "writing" go under it as modifiers. "Writing style" could probably be thought of as a compound noun. Also there should be no indicator of a direct object for "will contribute"

    The order of "own" and "your" is incorrect.

    You might want to consider my Youtube Channel "Frank Antonson" the "play list" "Diagramming Sentences for Fun".

    Keep up the good work. It's cool to see your interest.

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    Re: I need help diagramming a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson1 View Post
    Very interesting. My one immediate suggestion is with "writing style". I would say that "style" is the object of the preposition "to" and that "your" "own", "individual", and "writing" go under it as modifiers. "Writing style" could probably be thought of as a compound noun. Also there should be no indicator of a direct object for "will contribute"

    The order of "own" and "your" is incorrect.

    You might want to consider my Youtube Channel "Frank Antonson" the "play list" "Diagramming Sentences for Fun".

    Keep up the good work. It's cool to see your interest.
    Thanks, but what about the clauses? Are they noun clauses and are they the objects of the preposition of?

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    Re: I need help diagramming a sentence.

    Yes. They are.

    This is quite an intricate sentence.

    If you wish, I will diagram it on a blackboard and post a video of that on my Youtube Channel. I have done that several times before. Then it's easier to talk about.

    Let me know.

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    Re: I need help diagramming a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson1 View Post
    Yes. They are.

    This is quite an intricate sentence.

    If you wish, I will diagram it on a blackboard and post a video of that on my Youtube Channel. I have done that several times before. Then it's easier to talk about.

    Let me know.
    Yes! I would really appreciate that.

    Thank You.

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    Re: I need help diagramming a sentence.

    I should be able to find time today. I'll let you know when it is uploaded.

    Frank

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    Re: I need help diagramming a sentence.

    The video is now uploaded. I don't think I am allowed to give you the link here, but you can find it easily if you go to Youtube, Frank Antonson, scroll down to Recent Uploads,

    It is called "For UsingEnglish.com 3"

    It was quick and rough, but I am sure you'll understand it.

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    Re: I need help diagramming a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson1 View Post
    The video is now uploaded. I don't think I am allowed to give you the link here, but you can find it easily if you go to Youtube, Frank Antonson, scroll down to Recent Uploads,

    It is called "For UsingEnglish.com 3"

    It was quick and rough, but I am sure you'll understand it.
    Thank You Frank; I love it. One question on the noun clause "how formal you want the written project to be" are you saying that "the written project" could be the subject of the infinitive "to be"? Ex: You want the written project to be how formal.

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