Diagramming Sentences

Sentence Diagrams

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                                Abraham Lincoln's                                           Gettysburg Address

Sentence 8: "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here."
Comments: The clauses what we say here and what they did here are relative clauses. The relative pronoun what, which means that which, contains it own antecedent. In this sentence, the antecedent of each relative pronoun is the unexpressed direct object that, represented in the diagram by x.
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