Please parse this sentence

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donnach

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She thinks of them as scenes because they're much too fragmentary to be stories and far too immediate to be memories.

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I have briefly parsed your sentence . I hope it'll be sufficient:

NP(pr)+ PV->( V+ PP+pr) + PP(N) ) + Reason Clause ->( NP(pr) +V
She thinks of them as scenes because they are

deter submod+adj+TOinfinite-clause + adv+submod+adj+to-infinite cl
much too frag to be stories and far too imme to be mem.
 

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I don't know what all the acronyms mean and I can't seem to find them on the web. Are they linguistic terms? I've seen these terms used before in parsing, and I'd like to know what they mean. Do you know of any websites that define/explain these acronyms?

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Sorry I should have been more articulate :
PP : Prepositional phrase
Determiner
submodifier
PV phrasal verb
NP noun phrase

sorry again!
 
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