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    compound adverbial diagram

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    Try this. I am especially interested in the bolded parts.

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    Re: compound adverbial diagram

    I still have not yet figured out how to diagram with a keyboard, but maybe I can describe what I would do about the boldfaced words. The two prepositional phrases I would make compound and then take short horizontal lines to the left from the prepositions and from those short lines run sloping lines down. On the sloping lines I would put "tonight" and "morning". From "morning I would similarly take a short horizontal line to the left and from it a sloping line down. On that last sloping line I would write "tomorrow".
    I guess you could say that there is an understood preposition before "tomorrow morning" and do it a little differently.
    I would demonstrate the modifications from the prepositions as a way of showing that the whole prepositional phrases are being modified.
    Maybe I will see if H&H has anything like this.
    Interesting.

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    Re: compound adverbial diagram

    Actually, driving home from school, I was thinking about how to show modification of an entire prepositional phrase. Maybe that's why in H&H they diagram prepositional phrases with little extensions at the bottom of the preposition line -- extensions that go slightly past the line that goes off horizontally to the right, on which the object of the preposition rests. That little extension could serve as a "handle" to attach to the whole phrase.
    I have never understood that before.


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    Re: compound adverbial diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    Actually, driving home from school, I was thinking about how to show modification of an entire prepositional phrase.


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    Maybe that's why in H&H they diagram prepositional phrases with little extensions at the bottom of the preposition line -- extensions that go slightly past the line that goes off horizontally to the right, on which the object of the preposition rests. That little extension could serve as a "handle" to attach to the whole phrase.
    I have never understood that before.
    It is not the syntax of the sentence but the mind mapping of the diagram that gave me the most headache.


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    Re: compound adverbial diagram

    That's a pretty tricky sentence -- and a fun one.
    Those adverbial prepositional phrases are not drawn quite the way I would have drawn them, but they are close.
    I agree with all the rest of it -- and that part too, in principal.
    Today I will try again to figure out how to diagram online. I should also trying scanning a diagram and sending it to you as an attachment to an email.
    Would you privately send me an email address that I could use?
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    Re: compound adverbial diagram

    I have managed to do a (sort of) diagram.
    Now, how do I import it to this reply?
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    Re: compound adverbial diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    I have managed to do a (sort of) diagram.
    Now, how do I import it to this reply?
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    In what format is your diagram stored on your PC? Convert it to gif. Upload it on ImageShack® - Image Hosting. Copy the link it provides for your file and click on the insert-image icon. Which is that? Hold your mouse over the ones in the lower row. You will find it. Paste it in the popping-up window and press OK. Done.
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