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  1. So this past year I decided to join a Classical Conversation co-op. In the essentials class we were discussing indirect objects and where they are diagrammed. Their EEL book has IO on the main diagram line so that it looks like this S/ V/ IO/ DO. I thought I remembered from having done Grammar for the Well Trained mind that the IO was diagrammed under the verb. So I decided to look it up, and sure enough most of what I found online had the IO under the verb. I did find one diagram that placed the IO on legs (or a tree, however you want to call it) but in the same space with the verb. I was jus
  2. Thank you so much for clearing that up for me! I kept trying to diagram it and thinking that adjectives went on a slanted line under the word that they modified. I think that was where I was getting tripped up. I had forgotten about those modifiers that point back. lol. And yes, I meant passive voice. I guess I should have made that clear. Thanks again! I appreciate it!
  3. My question then is: How can "red" coming after the verb (and therefore in the predicate) modify the subject (wall)? Or do the rules change because the verb is passive and not active? I don't know if I am thinking this right. Grammar was not my strong suit growing up and now as a homeschool mom I am forced to learn it- which is a good thing. I am learning a lot. But sometimes grammar doesn't always make sense to me.
  4. I was wondering on how one might parse the sentence: "The wall was painted bright red." Especially, what is "red"? would it be a noun acting as the direct object? or something else since the verb is passive. Thoughts on what? or why?
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