PARSING THE SENTENCE
You have to be dedicated, a little nuts and want to understand how language functions to do the following. But, give it a try.
“The little old lady planted some daisies in her garden.”
You must refer to yesterday’s posting to understand what is occurring below.
WHAT is the action? “Planted” (verb).
WHAT (who) does the action? “Lady” (noun, subject of the verb).
WHAT receives the action? “Daisies” (noun, object of the verb).
WHAT qualifies (modifies) the action? The phrase “in her garden” which answers “WHERE” the planting occurred. Therefore, “in her garden” is an adverb phrase modifying the verb “planted”.
WHAT qualifies (modifies) the subject? The adjectives “little” and “old”.
WHAT qualifies (modifies) the object? The adjective “some”.
WHAT is “the”? A definite article designating the noun “lady”.
What is a phrase and how does it function?
WORD OF THE DAY
The word for today is “xenophobia”.
Define “xenophobia” and use it in a sentence.
CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS
Corrections and explanations will be posted on Sunday.