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    Breaking down a sentence

    Yesterday in Time Magazine, Obama Care posted that their sign up procedures were working just fine.

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    Re: Breaking down a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by sheronda View Post
    Yesterday in Time Magazine, Obama Care posted that their sign up procedures were working just fine.
    Yesterday -- adverb modifying the verb "posted"
    in Time Magazine --
    adverbial prepositional phrase modifying the verb "posted"
    Obama Care -- noun, subject
    posted -- verb
    [that their sign up procedures were working just fine] -- noun clause functioning as the direct object of the verb "posted".

    that -- conjunction introducing the noun clause
    their -- possessive adjective modifying "sign up procedures"
    sign up procedures -- noun, subject of noun clause
    were working -- verb of noun clause
    just -- adverb modifying "fine"
    fine -- adverb modifying the verb "were working"

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    Re: Breaking down a sentence

    Welcome to the forums, sheronda.

    We don't normally do students' homework.

    You're lucky this time.

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    Re: Breaking down a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums, sheronda.

    We don't normally do students' homework.

    You're lucky this time.
    Hmmm. That didn't look like homework to me. But in retrospect....

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    Re: Breaking down a sentence

    sheronda, study Mike's analysis as an exemplar but don't submit it as your own work, or your teacher's going to expect you to replicate it next time you're given a sentence to break down.

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