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I Need Help Dissecting This Sentence To Demonstrate Grammatical Concepts?

Post by MediaCET » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:05 pm

Hi, this is a long sentence I'd like to see if I have the grammatical parts separated accurately, please give me some feedback:


Here is the sentence:

""Barbara Russel, a manufacturing vice president, walked into the monthly companywide meeting, with a light step and a hopefulness she hadn't felt in a long time."


Ok, so I have...

-Barbara Russel as the Subject

-"a manufacturing vice president" a relative clause

-"walked into" as Verb

-"the monthly companywide meeting" as Object and "noun phrase" because it is a replacement for the simple noun "meeting"

-"with a light step and..." Prepositional Phrase

-"hopefulness she hadn't felt in a long time" also part of the Prepositional Phrase but this part also a "noun phrase" because it replaces the simple noun "hope"



Please let me know how accurate this is, I think it can go more than one way at times.


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Steven

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Re: I Need Help Dissecting This Sentence To Demonstrate Grammatical Concepts?

Post by Joe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:36 am

I don't think "walk into" is a (phrasal) verb in this context. The verb is "walk". "Into" is a preposition introducing the prepositional phrase "into the monthly companywide meeting".

walk into (phrasal verb) informal: become involved in through ignorance or carelessness
example: I had walked into a situation from which there was no escape.
from Apple Dictionary

We can:
walk into something
walk around something
walk behind something
walk under something
walk over something

In all cases the verb is "walk".

Verbs don't all become phrasal verbs just because they are followed by a preposition :roll:
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