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    Functional grammar


    Can anyone help, I'm analysing a children's book according to functional grammar, for e.g. I have to dissect each clause and identify the subject, finite (verb group) and the residue (adjunct, complement etc). I'm stuck with this clause (if it is even a clause, it's all terribly confusing to me)

    'She made eyes for him, a nose and a smiling mouth all of currants and placed more currants down his front to look like buttons' - is all of that one clause? and what's the subject???

    Please help! urgently!!! thank you!!

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    Re: Functional grammar

    She made eyes for him, [and she made] a nose and a smiling mouth all [of which were made] of currants and [she] placed more currants down his front to look like buttons.

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