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    Default How do you analyze a complex sentence?

    "That you should say so suprises me."
    How do you analyze the above complex sentence?

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    Default Re: How do you analyze a complex sentence?

    that you should say so =subject
    surprises=verb
    me=direct object

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    Default Re: How do you analyze a complex sentence?

    Could it be elliptical?

    Ex: (The fact) that you should say so ... .

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    Default Re: How do you analyze a complex sentence?

    that you should say so is a relative clause

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    Default Re: How do you analyze a complex sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by awatef View Post
    that you should say so is a relative clause
    What is its noun?

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    Default Re: How do you analyze a complex sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by awatef View Post
    that you should say so =subject
    surprises=verb
    me=direct object
    This is to say you don't understand what a complex sentence is.
    First of all, try to understand a complex sentence and then analyze complex sentences.
    Some complex sentences are difficult to analyze.
    With kindest wishes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Could it be elliptical? (I think you don't understand a complex sentence.)

    Ex: (The fact) that you should say so ... .You can't add the fact because that is a noun clause. If you add "the fact" before "that you should say so", it becomes adjective clause.
    Suppose you may do. If you add "the fact" before "that you should say so", what do you add before the following sentence?
    What he said was true.
    This is a complex sentence also.
    What do you add before "what he said"?
    With kindest wishes!
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    Default Re: How do you analyze a complex sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by awatef View Post
    that you should say so is a relative clause
    Right! Exactly, a noun clause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    What is its noun?
    How do you think?

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    Default Re: How do you analyze a complex sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    "That you should say so suprises me."
    How do you analyze the above complex sentence?
    What do you mean by "analyze"? Do you want each word and phrase labelled with a part of speech?

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