Oh gawd... Syntax...

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tomtaj

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hello,
Could someone please check if I bracketed and described the following sentences correctly? (I made the sentences up so I'm not sure if they are good at all ;) )
I'll never get to understand syntax :p so I hope at least 1 will be correct ;)

Thank you!

I realized that Mary got engaged when she was in France.

I realized [that Mary got engaged – object relative clause][when she was in France. – Adverb clause of time]

When I entered the room suddenly everybody got quiet.

[When I entered the room – adverb clause of time] suddenly everybody got quiet.

What he said made me worry.

[What he said – subject noun clause] made me worry.

The Idea that we should fly to Greece turned out to be great.

The Idea [that we should fly to Greece – subject appositive noun clause] turned out to be great

The Fact that he mentioned was inaccurate.

[The Fact that he mentioned- subject relative clause] was inaccurate.

The book which is on the table is mine.

The book [which is on the table is mine – subject relative clause]

Mary’s father, who is a policeman, looked me up and down.

Mary’s father, [ who is a policeman – subject relative clause- non defining], looked me up and down.

The man that answered angrily was instantly subdued.

The man [that answered angrily -adverb clause of manner] was instantly subdued
 

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The book which is on the table is mine.

The book [which is on the table is mine – subject relative clause]

Is is mine part of the relative clause?
 

tomtaj

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Hi Tdol!

I actually have no idea... I made those sentences up... I'm trying to study for my syntax exam... but it's really hard for me...

so I wanted to test if I learned anything, so I wrote those sentences (which are made up by me) and tried to correctly bracket and describe them... but I'm not sure if I did it correctly at all...
 

tomtaj

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I think you have a point... Is mine I guess shouldn't be a part of the bracket.

It probably should look like this...

The book [which is on the table] is mine

Can you please, please,please... check the sentences for me? I know I ask for a lot... but it's really important, and I can't find anyone who could help me
 
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