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QW9NQpJ5UU4qnGKuxV2KuxV2KuxV2KuxV2KoWP8A46tx/wAYIP8Aic2Kuk/46tv/AMYJ/wDicOKp Here’s how you make a diagram of a sentence that has two simple subjects and two simple predicates: talk. jTUAZSjG+V3fyANfGr6K+m+evKl/8MepW8U3MRejLNEGLkV4qQzK533Ck06HfDGVscuAwANiUT1H RGB EmbedByReference The structure is: We start with the subject, which has the form of a gerund, followed by a verb. Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 nVf+XH/kjkmp3/Oq/wDLj/yRxVjn5gf4d/wzL9X9b1vrFpw/Qf1f67/vTHXjz+D06f3vLb0+WKvL PROCESS 19 iRx0Yeh6ZQPASGVQQWah3xVCN5ZtdRmLWf5qaoSZJHlWC805gEjVg6IFhovplasSDShr7Kot/Id/ 66 PROCESS AVxV3kzzB5ru9MaTzZpi6dqHNuMNrHPIvEMQN6PXYBg3LcHdUO2KslguopyQiyDj19SOSPr4c1Wu R=147 G=39 B=143 Just one simple example: “My brother and I went to school.” Whenever two or more subjects (persons or things) do the same thing you have a sentence with two subjects and one verb. Gothicb2.ttf 36 Your demand itself is unjustifiable and self contradictory. 2012-08-14T10:02:54-04:00 Take this sentence: “My brother, a scout came looking for him at the football game.” Here, the left-dislocated noun phrase “my brother” is repeated in the rest of the sentence as “him,” the object of the preposition “for.”, You can left-dislocate indirect objects, too, as in, “That drunk guy who kept trying to pick a fight, the police gave him a citation for disorderly conduct.” The left-dislocated noun phrase is “that drunk guy who kept trying to pick a fight,” and it’s repeated in the rest of the sentence as the indirect object “him”: “the police gave him a citation.”, You can even left-dislocate noun phrases that would have been possessives if they had stayed in their usual location. Another benefit of left-dislocation is that it makes it easier for a listener to process a sentence. 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