Diagramming Sentences

Sentence Diagrams

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The Anatomy of a Sentence

Part 3

 
Every year on the afternoon of December 24, you, a Christmas procrastinator, loaded down with sacks and boxes, walk from store to store, down endless aisles, your eyes scanning windows and racks to find the perfect presents for Mom, Grandpa, and Uncle Joe, but since you know in your heart of hearts that Uncle Joe will appreciate nothing you give him and that you will capitulate to necessity and buy Grandpa a fifth of Seagramís, you concentrate on Mom, as you move into the aisle that you hope to be able to call the final stop of this holiday season.
The noun procrastinator is said to be in apposition with the pronoun you. An appositive, which is usually a noun,  is placed in a sentence to further identify or explain another word or words. The indefinite article a and the noun Christmas, a noun used here as an adjective, modify procrastinator.
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