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    Syntactic analysis of complex sentences

    Hello,

    I have to do a syntactic analysis in terms of SVOAC (subject, verb, object, adverbial, complement) of this sentence (it is a second part of a compound sentence):
    "...and then had supper, after which we started for the hills armed with three bags, which, by a happy chance, were in the house."

    then had supper, after which - adverbial (time clause?)
    we - subject
    started for - verb
    the hills - adverbial
    armed with three bags, which, by a happy chance, were in the house - postponed attribute of subject?

    Could you please help me with the analysis? Thanks very much.

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    Re: Syntactic analysis of complex sentences

    after which we started for the hills armed with three bags, which, by a happy chance, were in the house."

    we / started
    for / hills
    armed with three bags describes how we "started"

    which, by a happy . . . house" decribes the bags.

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