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Can someone help me diagram this very confusing sentence?

The vase didn't look like I wanted it to. That is the sentence. My teacher said there is a participle, but I can't identify one. Thanks!
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I need help regarding sentence diagramming

How would you diagram a sentence in which two independent clauses are connected by a semicolon? Do you draw them the same as conjunctions, or is it something else? I looked around the internet and ...
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How to diagram or breakdown the sentence : “What you think is right is not right”

I'm very confused. Is this correct. And between 'think' and 'is' which one is the main verb? Thank you
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Can an adjective modify a verb? How to identify word preposition modifies?

No one in that family can sit still for five minutes. Answer in textbook I've having a bit of trouble parsing the sentence. What form does 'still' take in this sentence? Dictionary says 'still' ...
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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 ...
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How do you diagram: “I will have had been known to do that.”?

I'm a middle school grammar teacher, and I am absolutely stumped on how to diagram the following sentence: I will have had been known to do that. I know "I" is the subject. I know "that" is the ...
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How do you diagram a sentence that does not contain a verb?

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?...
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Diagramming “Go play”

Was just reading a thread concerning the verbs "go" and "come" among others. The sentence I'm using is "You can go play." Wondering how to diagram the "go." Initially I wanted to use "go play" as ...
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diagramming a N-AV-n-N sentence

Can you please diagram this sentence for me? Each brother contributed his particular talent to the project.