please diagram & identify sentence parts & identify clauses

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During his brief interview with mr. frogg passepartout had been carefully observing him
 

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Trying to help my daughter with her homework, in over my head:oops:
 

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If you would like this done, with Reed-Kellogg, it is quite easy. "During" is a preposition; "interview is the object of the that preposition and modified by a second prepositional phrase; and "had been...observing" is a verb phrase -- past perfect tense, progressive form.

If you wish, I will do this as a Youtube video; but, really, it is quite simple.

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Welcome to the forum, melissaspicer. :hi:

Sentence analysis is slightly easier if you start with the correctly punctuated and capitalised version:

During his brief interview with Mr F[STRIKE]r[/STRIKE]ogg, Passepartout had been carefully observing him.

The main clause, which I have coloured blue, now becomes apparent, as does the verb, underlined, and its subject, italicised.
 
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