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    Default Parts of Speech -- verb in the sentence

    Hello!
    Here is the sentence:
    Everything seemed to have changed since her swim in the pool.
    Pls tell me the parts of speech in this sentence. I feel confused about the verbs. Also, the function of 'to' in this sentence. Thanks.
    Mag

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    your sentence is the combination of two sentences
    1-everything seemed to have changed
    2- she swim in the pool.
    so: (seemed) is the first verb.but the second part does not have verb according to the type of sentence.
    did you mean this ? were i to the point?

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    Default Re: Parts of Speech -- verb in the sentence

    .
    Everything -- pronoun as subject
    seemed -- main verb
    to have changed -- perfect infinitive as complement of seemed
    since her swim in the pool -- prepositional phrase (with swim as noun head) as a time adverbial modifying the rest of the sentence
    in the pool -- prepositional phrase (with pool as noun head) as an adjective postmodifying swim.
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    Default Re: Parts of Speech -- verb in the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    your sentence is the combination of two sentences
    1-everything seemed to have changed
    2- she swim in the pool.
    so: (seemed) is the first verb.but the second part does not have verb according to the type of sentence.
    did you mean this ? were i to the point?
    See Mr. M's explanation.

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