9th grade english
posted by polly .
diagramming the sentence
LATE IN THE EVENING ROBERT CAME LATE TO DINNER RIDING ON JOHN'S HORSE AND WE GAVE HIM HAM AND SOME BOILED BEANS
THANK YOU BUT WHAT IS RIDING ON JOHN'S HORSE?
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In your sentence, I see these elements:
Clause 1 = Late in the evening Robert came late to dinner, riding on John's horse,
Clause 2 - we gave him ham and some boiled beans.
The phrase "riding on John's horse" is a participial phrase.
* riding = participle modifying "came"
* on John's horse = prepositional phrase modifying "riding"
I APPRECIATE THAT