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    Sally Hansen Guest

    diagraming a sentence

    writing a research paper requires careful documentation of sources.
    Please diagram it for me.

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    Re: diagraming a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Sally Hansen View Post
    writing a research paper requires careful documentation of sources.
    Please diagram it for me.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Ms. Hansen.

    (1) May I give you my high-school level input?

    (2) I, too, love diagramming.

    (3) Writing a research paper = complete subject.

    (a) writing = simple subject (a gerund)

    (b) a research paper = object of the gerund.

    (i) a = adjective (I think college-level people call it a so-called determiner).

    (ii) research paper = compound noun.

    (a) Or you could say that "research" is an adjective that modifies the noun "paper."

    (4) requires = verb

    (5) careful documentation = object of the verb.

    (a) "careful" is adjective that modifies the noun "documentation."

    (6) of sources = prepositional phrase that modifies (belongs to) the noun "documentation."

    (a) of = preposition
    (b) sources = noun/ object of preposition "of."

    *****

    Since you like diagramming, I strongly recommend that you go to the

    "Diagramming" forum at this website. There is an outstanding teacher

    who will use the old-fashioned (but great) Reed-Kellogg diagramming

    system to draw you a "picture" of how all these words and sentences

    fit together.

    Have a nice day!

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