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    Default sentence analysis 4

    Dear teachers,

    Here are more sentences to analyse:

    1) The Indus was only a glinting trickle far below.

    how many sentence elements does this stce have?

    Three ? =
    a) The Indus = subject
    b) was = copular verb
    c) only a glinting trickle far below = adverbial of place?
    (form?)

    More ? = ?

    2) There was no sign of the path, and no other trail looked at all convincing.

    2 clauses:

    1/ There was no sign of the path
    a) There = ?
    b) was = copular verb
    c) no sigh of the path = ? (noun phrase?)

    2/ and no other trail looked at all convincing
    a) and = (form = coordinating conjunction) function ?
    b) no other trail = subject
    c) looked = copular verb
    d) at all = adverbial ? (of what?) (form = adverb phrase?)
    e) convincing = subject complement (form = adjectival (or adjective?) phrase?)

    Thanks a lot,
    Hela

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    Default Re: sentence analysis 4

    Here's my stab at it:

    1) The Indus was only a glinting trickle far below.
    The Indus: Noun phrase (Subject)
    was: Linking (Verb)
    a glinting trickle: Noun phrase (SC:Predicate adjective)
    far below: Adverb Phrase

    2) There was no sign of the path, and no other trail looked at all convincing.
    There: Expletive noun (Subject)
    was: Linking (Verb)
    no sign of the path: Noun phrase (SC: Predicate nominal)
    and: Conjunction (Coordinates)
    no other trail: Noun phrase (Subject)
    looked: Linking (Verb)
    at all convincing: Adjective phrase (adverb+adjective (SC: predicate adjective)

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