Diagramming Sentences

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Sentences from the United States Constitution

 
Amendment 18: Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes in hereby prohibited.
Lesson 15: 1. The subject phrase the United States and all territories subject to the jurisdiction thereof is the object of three prepositions: within, into, and from. 2. In sentence above, intoxicating, while resembling a present participle, is used as a mere adjective. Two other present participles commonly used as mere adjectives are "interesting" (as in "interesting books") and "living" (as in "living room"). 
Apologia pro descriptione mea: Each of the three extended subjects of this sentence contains a prepositional phrase, each with a different preposition but the same object, which is expressed only once, after the last of the three prepositions. To keep solid lines from crossing each other, I have chosen not to use the conventional triangular structure to join the prepositions with their common object. Let me know if you have a better idea.
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