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Sentence Diagramming Question

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Are the diagrams for the following pairs of sentences the same?


After the game, the pep club held a victory dance.

The pep club held a victory dance after the game.


During the hurricane, we lighted candles.

We lighted candles during the hurricane.


If the diagrams are different, how do I diagram the sentences with the prepositional phrase at the opening?

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Thanks, everyone! I got the same answer from a lady in my support group who is a former English teacher.


Yes, the diagrams for these are exactly the same. In each case, the

prepositional phrase is modifying the verb so it goes below the verb

in the diagram regardless of its placement in the actual sentence

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