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    the structure of a sentence

    Hi, everyone "Allura became the victim of an afternoon's ambulatory activities run amok." Can anyone give a structure analysis of the above sentence? For example, object, subject, etc. Thank you so much in advance! Flans

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    Re: the structure of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by flans View Post
    Hi, everyone "Allura became the victim of an afternoon's ambulatory activities run amok." Can anyone give a structure analysis of the above sentence? For example, object, subject, etc. Thank you so much in advance! Flans
    Is "run" a verb in this sentence? It confused me.

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    Re: the structure of a sentence

    Allura / became / victim (the)

    of / activities (afternoon's, ambulatory)

    (that have) run (amok)

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    Re: the structure of a sentence

    A fair question, serving to highlight an interesting syntactic anomaly, namely the use, in 'run amok', of an intransitive past participle as a modifier and consequently explicable only as an idiomatic exception to the normal rules of syntax!

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    Re: the structure of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Allura / became / victim (the)

    of / activities (afternoon's, ambulatory)

    (that have) run (amok)
    Thank you so much!
    I can understand the meaning of the sentence now!

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