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    Dear teachers,

    Here are my last sentences for TODAY:

    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?)

    Best regards,
    Hela

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

    a) The Indus = subject
    b) was = copular verb
    c) only a glinting trickle = adjective complement (form = adjective phrase)
    d) far below = adverbial of place (form = adverbial phrase)



    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 = preparatory subject
    b) was = copular verb
    c) no sign = subject complement (noun phrase)
    d) of the path = adjective modifier of 'sign' (form = prepositional phrase)

    2/ and no other trail looked at all convincing
    a) and = (form & function = coordinating conjunction)
    b) no other trail = subject
    c) looked = copular verb
    d) at all convincing = subject complement (form = adjectival phrase) [at all = adverbial modifier of adjective 'convincing']

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