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## Diagraming

How do I diagram, Succeeding in homework will lead to success in finals.

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## Re: Diagraming

Originally Posted by Unregistered
How do I diagram, Succeeding in homework will lead to success in finals.
X-bar syntax or Reed-Kellog? Which do you want?

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## Re: Diagraming

Originally Posted by Unregistered
How do I diagram, Succeeding in homework will lead to success in finals.
***** NOT A TEACHER *****

Good morning.

(1) When you say "diagram," do you mean analyze or parse?

(a) That is, do you want to know the parts of speech?

(2) Or do you want a tree diagram or a Reed-Kellogg diagram?

(a) If you do, go to the "Diagramming" forum at this website.

(3) Succeeding = gerund

in homework = prepositional phrase that modifies "Succeeding."
(in = preposition) (homework = noun + object of preposition)

Succeeding in homework = complete subject

will lead = verb (will = auxiliary/ modal + lead = base form of verb)

to success = prepositional phrase that modifies verb (will lead)

in finals = prepositional phrase that modifies "success."

Succeeding (in homework) + will lead + to success (in finals).

Have a nice day!

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## Re: Diagraming

TheParser,

Is it '[[succeeding in] X] or succeeding [in X]?

Which interpretation do you prefer and why?

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## Re: Diagraming

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TheParser,

Is it '[[succeeding in] X] or succeeding [in X]?

Which interpretation do you prefer and why?
Great question!!!

I have no idea.

I would just follow high school grammar and parse it as gerund + preposition.

Thanks for pointing out that "succeeding in" could be considered a unit.

But, then, wouldn't you also have to parse "succeeding at" as a unit, too?

I'll just stick with my high-school level grammar. Too old for all that

modern talk.

Have a nice day!

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