March 1, 2015

Homework Help: Phrases and Subordinate Clauses

Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 7:27pm.

Basically, I'm confused on this. The sentence is below:

The old English word handbook, for example, has slightly different meaning from the french derived manual, a close synonym.

I have to find the verbal, appositive, prepositional and absolute phrase (if any) in the sentence, and I'm just totally lost. Is there anyone who can help?

The old English word = complete subject (word = simple subject)

handbook = appositive to "word"

for example = transitional phrase

has slightly different meaning from the French derived manual, a close synonym. = complete predicate

has = main verb

slightly different meaning = direct object (meaning) and modifiers

from the French derived manual = prepositional phrase

a close synonym = appositive to "manual"


PS -- There are no subordinate clauses in there -- just one main clause and plenty of modifiers and phrases.


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