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hela

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Dear teachers,

Here are my last sentences for TODAY:

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?)

Best regards,
Hela
 

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

a) The Indus = subject
b) was = copular verb
c) only a glinting trickle = adjective complement (form = adjective phrase)
d) far below = adverbial of place (form = adverbial phrase)



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 = preparatory subject
b) was = copular verb
c) no sign = subject complement (noun phrase)
d) of the path = adjective modifier of 'sign' (form = prepositional phrase)

2/ and no other trail looked at all convincing
a) and = (form & function = coordinating conjunction)
b) no other trail = subject
c) looked = copular verb
d) at all convincing = subject complement (form = adjectival phrase) [at all = adverbial modifier of adjective 'convincing']
 
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