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    An employee who is unable to work his regular assignment on a calender day as a result of working the preceding trip and and not being available due to the Hours of Service Law will be allowed the earnings of his missed assignment for the calender day with a maximum of eight (8) hours.

    I would like help diagraming this sentance.

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    jnsummer Guest

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    :? hmmm....a strange and confusing clause but i think it basically means that if you work on your day off then you get another normal working day off at normal pay.
    we usually call this 'time in liu'.
    if i work a day on my weekend(saturday or sunday) then i will take monday off and still get paid for it.

    hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keat
    An employee who is unable to work his regular assignment on a calender day as a result of working the preceding trip and and not being available due to the Hours of Service Law will be allowed the earnings of his missed assignment for the calender day with a maximum of eight (8) hours.

    I would like help diagraming this sentance.

    I 'd like to recommend you to link the post called " interpreting the labour agreement" in the Business English category! :)
    And you will get a lot there!

    Lucy in China :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by keat
    An employee who is unable to work his regular assignment on a calender day as a result of working the preceding trip and and not being available due to the Hours of Service Law will be allowed the earnings of his missed assignment for the calender day with a maximum of eight (8) hours.

    I would like help diagraming this sentance.
    I'm not sure if I was the only one to see your request for diagramming help, but it hasn't yet been discussed. The graphics on this site won't allow me to diagram this sentence, but I can break it up into pieces for you.

    Main clause:

    subject: (An) employee
    verb: will be allowed (future tense, passive voice)
    direct object: (the) earnings

    Subordinate clause (restrictive adjectival relative clause, modifying employee):

    subject: who (relative pronoun)
    verb: is
    predicate adjective: unable
    adverbial infinitive phrase (modifying "unable"): to work his regular assignment on a calendar day as result of working the preceding trip and not being available due to the Hours of Service Law

    Breakdown of infinitive phrase:

    infinitive: to work
    object of infinitive: (his regular) assignment
    adverbial prepositional phrase (modifying "work"): on a calendar day
    adverbial prepositional phrase (modifying "work"): as a result of working the preceding trip and and not being available due to the Hours of Service Law

    Breakdown of second prepositional phrase:

    preposition: as a result of (this preposition has two objects joined by the conjunction "and"
    first prepositional object: working (gerund)
    second prepositional object: (not) being (gerund)

    object of first gerund: (the preceding) trip
    predicate complement (adjective) of second gerund: available
    adverbial prepositional phrase (modifying the gerund "being"): due to (preposition) the Hours of Service Law (prepositional object)

    adjectival prepositional phrase (modifying the direct object (earnings): of his missed assignment for the calender day

    Breakdown of prepositional phrase:

    preposition: of
    object of preposition: (his missed) assignment

    secondary adjectival prepositional phrase (modifying "assignment"):
    preposition: for
    object of preposition: (the calendar) day

    Adverbial prepositional phrase (modifying main verb "will be allowed"):
    with a maximum of eight (8) hours

    preposition: with
    object of preposition: (a) maximum

    secondary adjectival prepositional phrase (modifying "maximum):

    preposition: of
    object of preposition: (eight [8]) hours

    Now, please tell me what sadist gave you this sentence to diagram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Now, please tell me what sadist gave you this sentence to diagram.
    LOL!!!
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    Dear MikeNY:

    I am really impressed by your patience and persistence in doing the diagramming of the employee's pay for missed hours clause.

    A lot of modern philosophers write like that or even worse.

    After having diagrammed the text, shall we now put the text together again in a readable and intelligible manner?

    What do you think of my way of rewriting the text?

    (Title:) Pay for missed regular hours:

    An employee shall be paid for missed hours on conditions that:

    1. his work in the preceeding trip caused him to miss those hours;

    2. the Hours of Servide Law prevented him from working those missed hours;

    3. pay shall be limited to the maximum of eight (8) missed hours.

    [An employee who is unable to work his regular assignment on a calender day as a result of working the preceding trip and and not being available due to the Hours of Service Law will be allowed the earnings of his missed assignment for the calender day with a maximum of eight (8) hours.]


    Would you be interested in working out a method to decrypt dense and abstruse philosophical writings like the excerpt below?

    Such contradictory articulations of reality and desire - seen in racist stereotypes, statements, jokes, myths - are not caught in the doubtful circle of the return of the repressed. They are the effects of a disavowal that denies the differences of the other but produces in its stead forms of authority and multiple belief that alienate the assumptions of ‘civil’ discourse. If, for a while, the ruse of desire is calculable for the uses Of discipline soon the repetition of guilt, justification, pseudo-scientific theories, superstition, spurious authorities, and classifications can be seen as the desperate effort to ‘normalize’ formally the disturbance of a discourse of splitting that violates the rational, enlightened claims of its enunciatory modality. The ambivalence of colonial authority repeatedly turns from mimicry - a difference that is almost nothing but not quite - to menace - a difference that is almost total but not quite. And in that other scene of colonial power, where history turns to farce and presence to ‘a part’ can be seen the twin figures of narcissism and paranoia that repeat furiously, uncontrollably.
    The author seems to be basking in his display of learning and possession of tremendous insights, but don't you think that we should device a manner of distilling his essential message, leaving his awesome knowledge and vast edificacious wisdom to his fans who will write commentaries to his works?

    That should save us time and trouble to discern his really intended messages if any of worth to our attention and concern.

    gerry

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    I'm not sure if I was the only one to see your request for diagramming help, but it hasn't yet been discussed. The graphics on this site won't allow me to diagram this sentence, but I can break it up into pieces for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    An employee who is unable to work his regular assignment on a calender day as a result of working the preceding trip and and not being available due to the Hours of Service Law will be allowed the earnings of his missed assignment for the calender day with a maximum of eight (8) hours.



    Main clause:

    subject: (An) employee

    verb: will be allowed (future tense, passive voice)

    direct object: (the) earnings

    Subordinate clause (restrictive adjectival...

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    Now, please tell me what sadist gave you this sentence to diagram.



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