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    Diagramming sentences

    how would you diagram this sentence

    The higway wound over a hill and through a beautiful valley.

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    Sorry, Guest, there are no graphics available here, as far as I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
    Sorry, Guest, there are no graphics available here, as far as I know.
    'diagram' refers to NP, VP, etc. :wink:

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    Go for it, Cassy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
    Go for it, Cassy!
    Age before beauty. :D

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    'diagram' refers to NP, VP, etc. why?
    Age before beauty. why?

    Enlighten me, Please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by claude
    'diagram' refers to NP, VP, etc. why?
    Age before beauty. why?

    Enlighten me, Please...
    The poster asked if someone would diagram the sentence (i.e., show the sentence's grammatical structure by using syntactic tree diagrams, which require diagonal lines:

    NP
    / \
    D N

    MM responded that there weren't graphics on this site to be able to show tree diagrams. I added that using the terms only, like NP (noun phrase) and VP (verb phrase), would work.

    The house (NP) is (VP) nice (AdjP).

    MM courteously asked me to go ahead and diagram the sentence, to which I jokingly replied, "Age before beauty", which means, the oldest person should go/do it first. :D

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    Smile Re: Diagramming sentences

    if you try to make diagrams to sentences , you will find it very interesting as a game.

    i hope to discuss as these topics here.


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    Re: Diagramming sentences

    I think this is a complex sentence with the subject that make the noun phrase (NP) being The highway,wound over a hill- verb phrase (VP) of the first sentence which can again be divided into a verb (wound) and a prepositional phrase (PP); over a hill, which can again be divided into a preposition and a noun phrase (NP) a hill, a hill can be divided into a determiner (Det); a and noun (N) hill.
    Remember 'and' is a conjunction joining the two sentences sharing the same subject above so, 'through a beautiful valley' makes the second sentence
    which has a prepositional phrase (PP) with preposition 'through' and an adjective phrase (Adjp) which again has (Det); a and an adjective; beautiful together with a noun phrase(NP) valley which is otherwise a noun (N).

    THERE ARE NO GRAPHICS I WOULD HAVE DRAWN IT

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    Re: Diagramming sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by OKELLO O. RICHARD View Post
    Remember 'and' is a conjunction joining the two sentences sharing the same subject above so, 'through a beautiful valley' makes the second sentence
    It might be better, and certainly simpler, to treat "and" here as joining to PPs to make a big PP.

    which has a prepositional phrase (PP) with preposition 'through' and an adjective phrase (Adjp) which again has (Det); a and an adjective; beautiful together with a noun phrase(NP) valley which is otherwise a noun (N).
    I don't think so (if I have understood you correctly). The PP consists of P and NP. The AP is within the NP (which begins with Det).

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