I am trying to do a structured sentence analysis of Ephesians 1. Verse one doesn't contain verb. It's a salutation/greeting. That should mean it would not be considered a "independent clause" right?
Here it is:

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus.

I'm weak in sentence diagramming or structuring. Can someone help?

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    As far as I know, this would not be considered a complete syntactic sentence. – sumelic Dec 30 '16 at 5:24
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    From: Paul@apostle.jc, To: saints@ephesus, BCC: all@faithful.jc -- And people are still replying all. – Elliott Frisch Dec 30 '16 at 5:40
  • It is an epistolary greeting. It gives the name of the author, a word about him, the names of the addressees, something about them. There is no verb in the original. – AmE speaker Dec 30 '16 at 8:19
  • It's not a sentence but a noun phrase, hence no verb. – BillJ Dec 30 '16 at 9:08

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