I've been working on understanding grammatical syntax, especially on more complex sentences. Is this sentence grammatically correct?
In this sense, I find it peculiar that I recognize the personalities which populate this community because I am but a specter peering in.
The rest is simply breaking down the syntax of the sentence.
[INTRODUCTORY PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE], [INDEPENDENT CLAUSE] [DEPENDENT CLAUSE 1 CONNECTED BY RELATIVE PRONOUN SERVING TO MODIFY INDEPENDENT CLAUSE] [DEPENDENT CLAUSE 2 CONNECTED BY A RELATIVE PRONOUN SERVING TO MODIFY DEPENDENT CLAUSE 1] [DEPENDENT CLAUSE 3 CONNECTED BY A SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION SERVING TO SIGNAL A REASON WHY]
In this sense = Introductory Prepositional Phrase
(References previous sentence)
I find it peculiar = Independent Clause
-I = Subject
-find = main verb/predicate
-it = indirect object (Referencing subsequent clause)
-peculiar = direct object
That I recognize the personalities = Dependent Clause
-That = Relative Pronoun introducing dependent clause functioning as an adjective
-I = subject
-Recognize = verb/predicate
-The - definite article
- personalities = direct object
Which populate this community = Dependent Clause
-Which = Relative pronoun introducing dependent clause functioning as an adjective (used in the place of “that” to avoid repetition)
-the subject is "populations" from previous clause
-populate = verb/predicate
-this = demonstrative pronoun
-community = direct object
I am but a specter peering in = Dependent Clause
-Even though = Subordinating conjunction
-But = adverb modifying am
-a = indefinite article
-specter peering in = subject complement
-specter = noun
-peering in = verbal phrase acting as a modifying of "specter"
-peering = present participle
-in = preposition
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