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I'm having trouble drawing a tree diagram for the following sentence:

Chrissy believed that the earrings she bought for Sue were real silver.

In the task we have to divide the sentence into its clauses and state the types of clauses.

I choose 1 sentence and 2 clauses were Chrissy believed is already 1 clause.

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I'm guessing that part of your problem is that she bought for Sue is a relative clause but with the relative pronoun (eg which) suppressed. –  Colin Fine Feb 7 '13 at 23:59
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about help with particular syntax trees. –  hippietrail Apr 1 '14 at 10:20

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Is this about what you were looking for?

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That does the job. There are other angels that could dance on a more elaborately pinheaded tree, but they're not necessary. –  jlawler Feb 6 '13 at 2:50
@jlawler: There are always more angels that can simultaneously dance on the pinheaded tree; but only the invisible ones can, who don't make for good Christmas decorations. –  Cerberus Feb 6 '13 at 3:21
@jlawler I replaced the original but changed the graphics to make it more readable. –  Alenanno Feb 6 '13 at 18:39
Yes. That's helpful Thanks. –  jlawler Feb 6 '13 at 19:08
@Alenanno: Great! –  Cerberus Feb 6 '13 at 19:08

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