Here is the sentence "That toy, I think they gave to the dog". Should "gave to the dog" be considered as VP and "to the dog" as PP?

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    – Yellow Sky
    Jul 16 '20 at 8:05
  • @YellowSky May I ask what kind of questions about tree diagram I can ask?
    – ronghe
    Jul 16 '20 at 10:47
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    If you have a problem with a diagram, post your own variant of it, explain why you can't do it, show what sources you consulted and why they don't help you, show your efforts in studying the problem. Such questions are valid here.
    – Yellow Sky
    Jul 16 '20 at 10:58
  • @YellowSky Okay, I see. I'll ask the questions according to this next time. Thank you a lot.
    – ronghe
    Jul 16 '20 at 11:51
  • And you have to explain the exact framework (or sub-framework, be as detailed as you can) you are working under.
    – curiousdannii
    Jul 16 '20 at 11:57

Here's a simplified tree of your sentence. Note the prenucleus in object function.

Yes, "to the dog" is a PP. and "gave to the dog" is a VP.

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