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    Sentence analysis

    Can someone tell me if my analysis of the following sentence is correct ?

    We are trying to put ball on the table

    We - subject

    put - linking verb

    ball - object

    on - preposition

    the - noun marker

    table - ??

    Are - ??

    trying - ??

    to - ??

    What are "are", "trying", "to", "table" in the sentence

    Is "are" a auxiliary verb ?

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    Re: Sentence analysis

    I am new to this forum. Can someone tell me what does "moved" indicate. And if it is moved to a new sub forum, then what that forum is ?

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    Re: Sentence analysis

    never mind about why and where the post got moved.
    I am still looking for an answer for my original question

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    Re: Sentence analysis

    Hello,
    This is my analysis for your sentence:
    First I think the sentence should be corrected:
    We are trying to put ball on the table
    We are trying to put ( a/the ball ) or ( balls/the balls ) on the table.

    We: subject
    are trying: verb into the present continuous tense
    ( are: auxiliary+ try: stem+ ing )
    to put: verb into the infinitive
    a ball: object
    on: preposition
    the: difinite article
    table:common noun referring to a place

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    Re: Sentence analysis

    thanks

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    Re: Sentence analysis

    You are welcome Sharenbr, But I wish you tell me what you think about my ananysis. Do you think it is right? Do you have any comment?
    Bye

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    Re: Sentence analysis

    Hi Salah,

    Your analysis seems to be on the dot to me.
    I was particularly not clear about "are" and your answer answers that.
    The other doubt was about the placement of the article before ball.
    I had left it out purposefully so that someone can point out the mistake.
    In fact main doubt was about the placement of article, and your answer makes that too very clear ..

    Regards

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