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hela

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Dear teachers,

Here are more sentences to analyse:

1) The Indus was only a glinting trickle far below.

how many sentence elements does this stce have?

Three ? =
a) The Indus = subject
b) was = copular verb
c) only a glinting trickle far below = adverbial of place?
(form?)

More ? = ?

2) There was no sign of the path, and no other trail looked at all convincing.

2 clauses:

1/ There was no sign of the path
a) There = ?
b) was = copular verb
c) no sigh of the path = ? (noun phrase?)

2/ and no other trail looked at all convincing
a) and = (form = coordinating conjunction) function ?
b) no other trail = subject
c) looked = copular verb
d) at all = adverbial ? (of what?) (form = adverb phrase?)
e) convincing = subject complement (form = adjectival (or adjective?) phrase?)

Thanks a lot,
Hela
 

Casiopea

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Here's my stab at it:

1) The Indus was only a glinting trickle far below.
The Indus: Noun phrase (Subject)
was: Linking (Verb)
a glinting trickle: Noun phrase (SC:predicate adjective)
far below: Adverb Phrase

2) There was no sign of the path, and no other trail looked at all convincing.
There: Expletive noun (Subject)
was: Linking (Verb)
no sign of the path: Noun phrase (SC: Predicate nominal)
and: Conjunction (Coordinates)
no other trail: Noun phrase (Subject)
looked: Linking (Verb)
at all convincing: Adjective phrase (adverb+adjective (SC: predicate adjective)
 
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