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    Please confirm

    There are boys playing football in a field in Ballinacurra and Billy challenges them. They have eight players and we have only seven but we donít mind because one of them has one eye and Billy tells us to stay on his blind side. Besides, he says, Frankie McCourt is almost blind and thatís worse. Ö We agree to play half an hour as the Ballinacurra boys say they have to go to lunch. The whole world has dinner in the middle of the day but they have Ďlunchí. If no one scores in half an hour itís a draw. We play back and forth till Billy gets the ball and dances up the sideline very fast. The half hour is nearly up but the Ballinacurra boys want to play for another half hour and they manage to score well into the second half hour.

    Single adverbs and adverbial phrases: playing, in a field in Ballinacurra, stay on his blind side, play, go, in the middle of the day, gets, up the sideline.
    Noun phrases: The whole world, Ballinacurra boys.
    Prepositional phrases:in a field in Ballinacurra, on his blind side.
    Non-finite clauses:(not sure)
    Finite clauses:(not sure)

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    Re: Please confirm

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    Non-finite clauses:(not sure)
    Finite clauses:(not sure)
    Click here Exercise on Finite and Nonfinite Clauses @ The Internet Grammar of English

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    Re: Please confirm

    Does that mean the others are correct?

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    Re: Please confirm

    There are boys [who are] playing football in a field in Ballinacurra and Billy challenges them. They have eight players and we have only seven but we donít mind because one of them has one eye and Billy tells us to stay on his blind side. Besides, he says, Frankie McCourt is almost blind and thatís worse. Ö We agree to play half an hour as the Ballinacurra boys say they have to go to lunch. The whole world has dinner in the middle of the day but they have Ďlunchí. If no one scores in half an hour itís a draw. We play back and forth till Billy gets the ball and dances up the sideline very fast. The half hour is nearly up but the Ballinacurra boys want to play for another half hour and they manage to score well into the second half hour.
    Single adverbs and adverbial phrases:
    playing
    in a field in Ballinacurra
    to stay on his blind side <infinitive>
    to play <infinitive>
    to go <infinitive>
    in the middle of the day
    gets <inflected>
    up the sideline

    Noun phrases:
    The whole world
    Ballinacurra boys

    Prepositional phrases:
    in a field in Ballinacurra
    on his blind side

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    Re: Please confirm

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    There are boys [who are] playing football in a field in Ballinacurra and Billy challenges them. They have eight players and we have only seven but we don’t mind because one of them has one eye and Billy tells us to stay on his blind side. Besides, he says, Frankie McCourt is almost blind and that’s worse. … We agree to play half an hour as the Ballinacurra boys say they have to go to lunch. The whole world has dinner in the middle of the day but they have ‘lunch’. If no one scores in half an hour it’s a draw. We play back and forth till Billy gets the ball and dances up the sideline very fast. The half hour is nearly up but the Ballinacurra boys want to play for another half hour and they manage to score well into the second half hour.
    Single adverbs and adverbial phrases:
    playing
    in a field in Ballinacurra
    to stay on his blind side <infinitive>
    to play <infinitive>
    to go <infinitive>
    in the middle of the day
    gets <inflected>
    up the sideline

    Noun phrases:
    The whole world
    Ballinacurra boys

    Prepositional phrases:
    in a field in Ballinacurra
    on his blind side
    I think i understand the rest, but I don't understand the words in green...... and also there should be more single adverbs and adverbial phrases, noun phrases, and prepositional phrases, right?
    Last edited by Fame; 27-Sep-2008 at 15:38.

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    Re: Please confirm

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    I think i understand the rest, but I don't understand the words in green...... and also there should be more single adverbs and adverbial phrases, noun phrases, and prepositional phrases, right?
    Ex: There are boys [who are] playing football in a field in Ballinacurra and Billy challenges them.
    'playing football' is part of a reduced relative clause which modifies 'boys'.
    Ex: They have eight players and we have only seven but we don’t mind because one of them has one eye and Billy tells us to stay on his blind side.
    The verb tell has two objects: tell someone something ~ tell something to someone; i.e, us and to stay on his blind side.
    Ex: We agree to play half an hour as the Ballinacurra boys say they have to go to lunch.
    agree + to-infinitive verb
    have to (modal) + bare infinitive verb
    Ex: We play back and forth till Billy gets the ball and dances up the sideline very fast.
    Billy (S) gets (V) the ball (O)

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