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I have to identify the syntax used in these two sentences and explain.

A. After a short vacation in Japan, Mr Chang appeared in my office, fresh and relaxed.

B. After a short vacation in Japan, Mr Chang appeared fresh and relaxed in my office.

So far, I was trying to break down the phrases used in the sentences like this:

  • In both sentences it can be analysed that it starts off with a prepositional phrase After a short vacation in Japan.

  • My understanding is prepositional phrase is a group of words made up of a preposition, its object, and any of the object's modifiers.

  • Then it moves along to the subject of the sentence, Mr Chang.

  • The word appeared in the sentences is a verb.

Is that correct? Could you please help?

  • The culture and rules of the site ask people who ask questions to show their own thoughts, attempts at an answer, and research, in the question, before asking others (us) to help. – Dan Bron Nov 16 '18 at 14:39
  • well so far I was trying to breakdown the phrases used in the sentences. In both sentences it can be analysed that it starts off with a prepositional phrase ‘After a short vacation in Japan’. A prepositional phrase is a group of words made up of a preposition, its object, and any of the object's modifiers. If that is correct? Then it moves along to the subject of the sentence, Mr Chang. the word Appeared in the sentences are verbs – grammarmess18 Nov 16 '18 at 14:49
  • Are you asking us to do your homework for you? – BillJ Nov 16 '18 at 14:58
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    Thanks! I've edited your question so all this useful information is available in the body of it, in one place. It's better than than in comments, which are messy and sometimes disappear. It's best to include all such details in the write-up when you post a question (useful info for next time) – Dan Bron Nov 16 '18 at 14:59
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    Thanks Dan Bron! I am Sorry as it's my first times using this site so I wasn't aware of the rules :) Just trying to gather some insight on the grammar used in these sentence so I can understand it more clearly. – grammarmess18 Nov 16 '18 at 15:04

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