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    sentence structure

    I cannot figure out where the parts of this sentence belong to.

    "A lending crisis has hit the housing and constructions markets hard with all sectors accross the economy now suffering."

    Does "constructions markets" belong to "housing" or if not what does "hard with ..." refer to?

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    Re: sentence structure

    Quote Originally Posted by sieve View Post
    I cannot figure out where the parts of this sentence belong to.

    "A lending crisis has hit the housing and constructions markets hard with all sectors accross the economy now suffering."

    Does "constructions markets" belong to "housing" or if not what does "hard with ..." refer to?
    The housing sector is seperate to the construction sector. My brother is a Quantity Surveyor and the distinction he makes in conversation is that housing refers to building homes whereas construction refers to larger projects such as roadbuilding. I think that in America they would think of construction as referring to homes so I suspect this is a British reference originally. Though I maybe wrong about that, someone please correct me if I am.

    Hard with, does not refer to anything, I think the sentence is better written with a comma between the hard and with.
    "A lending crisis has hit the housing and constructions market hard, with all sectors across the economy now suffering"
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    Re: sentence structure

    Quote Originally Posted by sieve View Post

    "A lending crisis has hit the housing and constructions markets hard."

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    Hello, Sieve:

    I agree with Mrfatso: "With all sectors across the economy now suffering" is not an essential part of the sentence. For the sake of analysis, let's forget it.

    Your sentence, then, is: "A lending crisis has hit the house and constructions markets hard."

    To what degree has it hit them?

    Answer: hard (with great force).

    I would parse "hard" as an adverb that modifies the verb "hit."

    Compare: "I hit him hard."



    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 09-Nov-2014 at 14:33. Reason: I added a word.

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    Re: sentence structure

    MrFatso, you need to remember that we put a space after each full stop. Please click on "Edit Post" on your post (#2) and add the relevant spaces, then click Save.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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