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.

  • 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, 2013 at 23:59
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about help with particular syntax trees. Apr 1, 2014 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, 2013 at 2:50
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    @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, 2013 at 3:21
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    @jlawler I replaced the original but changed the graphics to make it more readable.
    – Alenanno
    Feb 6, 2013 at 18:39
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    @Alenanno: Great!
    – Cerberus
    Feb 6, 2013 at 19:08