#### Barmherzig

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I am a second-year student of English from Poland. In few weeks, I am having my descriptive grammar exam. I have just a couple of revision classes left before the exam, so my friends and I revise a lot. Our descriptive grammar teacher has given us some sentences to work on. I'm having a problem with some of them, and I would totally appreciate your help. The first sentence is:

*She wondered whether the place where she had spent what was left of her childhood should be the place to be visited by many now.*

Which I analyse as follows:

Subject [

*She*] + Verb (monotransitive) [

*wondered*] + Direct Object [

*whether the place where she had spent what was left of her childhood should be the place to be visited by many now*]

Direct Object: subordinator [

*whether*] + Subject [

*the place where she had spent what was left of her childhood*] + Verb (copula) [

*should be*] + Subject Complement [

*the place to be visited by many now*]

Now, here are my questions: how to further analyse the clause

*the place where she had spent what was left of her childhood*? Could it be that

*the place*is the headand

*where she had spent what was left of her childhood*is the modifier?

How to further analyse the subject complement

*the place to be visited by many now*?

Would be very grateful if you helped me.

Warm regards,

B.