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    Thumbs down Oh gawd... Syntax...

    hello,
    Could someone please check if I bracketed and described the following sentences correctly? (I made the sentences up so I'm not sure if they are good at all ;) )
    I'll never get to understand syntax :P so I hope at least 1 will be correct ;)

    Thank you!

    I realized that Mary got engaged when she was in France.

    I realized [that Mary got engaged – object relative clause][when she was in France. – Adverb clause of time]

    When I entered the room suddenly everybody got quiet.

    [When I entered the room – adverb clause of time] suddenly everybody got quiet.

    What he said made me worry.

    [What he said – subject noun clause] made me worry.

    The Idea that we should fly to Greece turned out to be great.

    The Idea [that we should fly to Greece – subject appositive noun clause] turned out to be great

    The Fact that he mentioned was inaccurate.

    [The Fact that he mentioned- subject relative clause] was inaccurate.

    The book which is on the table is mine.

    The book [which is on the table is mine – subject relative clause]

    Mary’s father, who is a policeman, looked me up and down.

    Mary’s father, [ who is a policeman – subject relative clause- non defining], looked me up and down.

    The man that answered angrily was instantly subdued.

    The man [that answered angrily -adverb clause of manner] was instantly subdued

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    Re: Oh gawd... Syntax...

    The book which is on the table is mine.

    The book [which is on the table is mine – subject relative clause]

    Is is mine part of the relative clause?

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    Re: Oh gawd... Syntax...

    Hi Tdol!

    I actually have no idea... I made those sentences up... I'm trying to study for my syntax exam... but it's really hard for me...

    so I wanted to test if I learned anything, so I wrote those sentences (which are made up by me) and tried to correctly bracket and describe them... but I'm not sure if I did it correctly at all...

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    Re: Oh gawd... Syntax...

    I think you have a point... Is mine I guess shouldn't be a part of the bracket.

    It probably should look like this...

    The book [which is on the table] is mine

    Can you please, please,please... check the sentences for me? I know I ask for a lot... but it's really important, and I can't find anyone who could help me

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