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    Can some1 plz help me construct a tree diagram 4 these two sentences:

    1 a ((Sandra hit the teacher with an orange) (on his head))

    1 b ((Sandra hit the teacher with) (an orange on his head))

    Thank u & much appreciated
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    Basically just work from the bottom up. In the first one, identify the parts of the sentence:
    Sandra - noun
    hit - verb
    the - determiner
    teacher - noun
    with - prep.
    an - determiner
    orange - noun
    on - prep
    his - determiner
    head - noun

    Then the groups:
    Sandra - Group Noun
    hit - Group verb
    with an orange - group prepositional

    The group prepositional then goes into the group verb, and then this joins with the Group noun to form the sentence - geddit?
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    ^^ yep, that's how I'd do it too.
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    Thank you. Does the above answer also apply if the question asked you to 'give the syntactic structures' of the sentences?
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    Yep, though of course you could explain that one with or without using trees.


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