Could you diagram this sentence for me? I've tried to diagram it but i still have some problems.
"Criminals staked out a business, sometimes calling to ask for closing times, then trailed the owners home."
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Criminals staked out a business, [and they] sometimes call(ing) to ask for closing times, then [they] trailed the owners home.The following phrases are reduced clauses:
- sometimes calling = sometimes they call
- then trailed = then they trailed