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    Analysis of Sentence Structure-3

    The president said at a press conference dominated by questions on yesterday's election results that he could not explain why the Republicans had suffered such a widespread defeat, which in the end would deprive the Republican Party of long-held superiority in the House.

    The 1st layer:
    the main clause is "The president said";
    the prepositional phrase is "at a press conference dominated by questions on yesterday's election results";
    the object clause is "that he could not explain why the Republicans had suffered such a widespread defeat, which in the end would deprive the Republican Party of long-held superiority in the House."

    The 2nd layer:
    the participial phrase "dominated by questions on yesterday's election results", for modifying "a press conference";
    the object clause "why the Republicans had suffered such a widespread defeat", for "explain";
    nonrestrictive attributive clause "which in the end would deprive the Republican Party of long-held superiority in the House", for "defeat".

    The 3rd layer:
    the prepositional phrase "on yesterday's election results", for "questions".

    If you experts could have other explanation, would you please write it down in layers as I do. Thank you.
    Last edited by ALBO_Jay; 18-Feb-2015 at 04:57.

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    Re: Analysis of Sentence Structure-3

    Again, if you insist on brackets, I will pass. If you are asking for help, it would be better to accept the help as it comes.

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    Re: Analysis of Sentence Structure-3

    Mike, I have edited that post, hope it's now good in your eye.

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