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    Default Diagram question

    If you'd have done anything different, let me know.

    In this sentence, I can't what part of speech anything is. I'd like to know so that I can know if the subsequent word should be an adjective or adverb. Would some one diagram this entire sentence? It be exactly what I need to understand.

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    Default Re: Diagram question

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert J. Pohl View Post
    If you'd have done anything different, let me know.

    In this sentence, I can't what part of speech anything is. I'd like to know so that I can know if the subsequent word should be an adjective or adverb. Would some one diagram this entire sentence? It be exactly what I need to understand.

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    If you'd have done anything different, let me know.

    if = conjunction

    you = subject of the sub clause

    would have done = verb

    anything = object of the verb

    different = postmodifies 'anything' (adjective)

    let me know = main clause

    let =
    T (+O) infinitive without TO

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    Default Re: Diagram question

    A bit of extra information:

    [If you'd have done anything different,]: "If" clause, subordinate clause.

    would: modal verb
    have Auxiliary verb (or helping verb)
    done: past participle form of the verb "to do"
    would have done: verb phrase
    anything: pronoun

    I have a question of my own:

    What is the terminology for adjectives that postmodifies something? Is there a term for those kind of adjectives. Is this what we call "reduced relatives"?

    EDIT: Never mind, I think I think it's called a Resultative adjective right?

    " A resultative adjective is an adjective that is placed postpositively (after the noun it modifies) and reflects a change that occurs by action of the verb on the noun."
    Last edited by Noego; 13-Apr-2007 at 08:12.

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