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    #1

    How to parse this sentence?

    'Eating too much is not good for health.'
    In parsing the above sentence, is the following way one of the possibilities?
    'eating' = gerund (subject)
    'too much' = adjectival phrase modifying 'eating'
    'is' = verb
    'not' = adverb
    'good' = adjective
    'for health' = prep. phrase modifying 'good'
    Thanks for comments.


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    Re: How to parse this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by df2006 View Post
    'Eating too much is not good for health.'
    In parsing the above sentence, is the following way one of the possibilities?
    'eating' = gerund (subject)
    'too much' = adjectival phrase modifying 'eating'
    'is' = verb
    'not' = adverb
    'good' = adjective
    'for health' = prep. phrase modifying 'good'
    Thanks for comments.
    eating too much = subject, gerund phrase
    'is' = verb
    'not' = adverb
    'good' = adjective
    'for health' = prep. phrase modifying 'good'

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