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Analysis (tree diagram) of “She hugged and kissed her mother”

I was wondering how linguists analyze sentences like "She hugged and kissed her mother" or "Will you have that with or without syrup?" or "Four and five are the square roots of sixteen and twenty-five,...
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Can a gerund be modified by an adjective?

Is the sentence below grammatically correct? Good writing requires hard work. Or should it read: Writing well requires hard work. Can a gerund be modified by an adjective or must it be ...
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What part of speech is ago?

Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. sbj: fathers ...
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Can someone help me diagram this sentence?

I'm trying to do a sentence/phrase analysis of the following sentence. I just can't figure out, what would “No matter the season” be (Adv. of ...) in terms of sentence elements. And the next question ...
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The function of all, both, and each

These pronouns, which seem to behave the same way, confound me. I'm always scratching my head whenever I come across them in a diagram. 1) All the students can go. 2) All of the students can go. 3) ...
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Extraposed clauses

"Before the war, you always think that it's not you that dies." - Ernest Hemmingway I'm having trouble diagramming this sentence. My question is about the subordinate clause in bold. Is the ...
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Diagramming a Sentence with a Causative Verb

For a Reed–Kellogg sentence diagram, how would you diagram a sentence with a causative verb like "made"? For example: The hot weather made her want to swim. I understand that "weather" is the ...