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    I can only used nominal, verbal, adverbial group and prepositional phrase in my analysis. Is this correct or would smothered by a verb?


    The man who (nominal group) had been (verbal group) smothered (nominal group) by mud (prepositional phrase).

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    Re: Constituents

    'Smothered' is the third form (past participle) of the verb SMOTHER. In the terminology with which I am familiar, 'had been smothered' is a verb phrase.

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