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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

    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?

    ^^ yep, that's how I'd do it too.
    • Thread Starter

    Thank you. Does the above answer also apply if the question asked you to 'give the syntactic structures' of the sentences?

    Yep, though of course you could explain that one with or without using trees.
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