can someone analyze this sentence? and please list out the words and sentence parts

She is so pretty a girl.

He is too bright a student to study with me.

How smart a student he is.

and also, mr. micawber said if there are 2 adjectives there has to be a comma in between, yet look at this sentence which is deemed correct by paco.

I don't like that short-tempered lecherous silly old guy. (no commas at all?)

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No I didn't, I just put comma(s) in your example. Some do and some do not: it depends on length, complexity and reference. I left Paco's sentence alone at that time, but would punctuate it this way:

'I don't like that short-tempered, lecherous, silly old guy. '
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Here's #2 done for you, Guest.


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+--Wd--+-Ss+ +--EA--+------MVp------+-Jp-+ +-J-+ |
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LEFT-WALL he is.v too bright.a [a] [student] to study.n with me .

Constituent tree:

(S (NP He)
(VP is
(ADJP (ADVP too)
bright a student
(PP to
(NP study))
(PP with
(NP me))))
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Wow! That IS neat, JT!

+++.02 seconds (27.63 total)
Found 2 linkages (2 with no P.P. violations)
Linkage 1, cost vector = (UNUSED=0 DIS=1 AND=0 LEN=28)

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| | +----Js----+ | | +MVp+ |
| +-Jp-+--Mp-+ +---Ds--+ | +-Ss+--K-+ +-Jp+ |
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LEFT-WALL in spite.n of his hangover.n , he got.v up at seven .

Constituent tree:

(S (PP In
(NP (NP spite)
(PP of
(NP his hangover))))
(S (NP he)
(VP got
(PRT up)
(PP at
(NP seven))))

... Now there's just the matter of interpreting it. It's going to take me awhile...
I think I missed something! When did infinitives become prepositional phrases?

"to study" = preposition, noun

Has somebody changed all the terminology since yesterday?
I know linguists are constantly changing their theories, but this is ridiculous!

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Well, the site does say its machine is fallible, Jim.
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Hello everyone,

I like to do sentence analyses, so if you could sometimes send us some exercises on the matter they will be very welcome.

A/ Here is MY analysis:

1) She is so pretty a girl.

a) parts of speech:

she = nominative personal pronoun
is = fintie verb
so = adverb of intensity
pretty = predicative adjective
a = indefinite article
girl = noun

b) function:

she = subject (NP)
is = copular verb (VP)
so pretty a girl = subject-complement (?) (NP?)

2) He is too bright a student to study with me.

a) parts of speech:

he = nominative personal pronoun
is = finite verb
too = adverb of intensity
bright = predicative adjective
a = indefinite article
student = noun
to study = non-finite verb
with = preposition
me = accusative personal pronoun

b) function:

he = subject
is = copular verb
too bright a student = subject-complement (NP?)
to study with me = adverbial of purpose ??? (PP ?)

3) How smart a student he is.

a) parts of speech:

how = adverb ??
smart = attributive adjective
a = ind. art.
student = noun
he = nominative pers. pron.
is = verb

b) function:

How smart a student = subject-complement ? (NP ?)
he = subject ?
is = copula

4) In spite of his hangover, he got up at seven.

a) parts of speech:

in spite of = subordinating conjunction
his = possessive adjective
hangover = noun
he = nominative pers. pron.
got = finite verb
up = proposition
at = preposition
seven = numeral / cardinal number ?

b) function:

he = subject (NP)
got up = intransitive verb (VP)
at seven = adverbial of time (PP)
in spite of his hangover = ??

B/ What do you think of the following ?

5) She bought herself five pounds of chocolate for her birthday.

a) parts of speech:

she = subject / nominative personal pronoun
bought = ditransitive verb
herself = reflexive pronoun
five = determinative adjective / cardinal number ?
pounds = noun
of = preposition
chocolate = noun
for = preposition
her = possessive adjective
birthday = noun

b)sentence pattern:

She = subject
Bought = verb
Herself = indirect object
Five pounds of chocolate = direct object
For her birthday = adverbial of time OR adverbial of purpose ?

Thank you very much in advance for your correction.
All the best,

Dear teachers,

Could someone help me with this explanation? I didn't understand it.

WAS NOT IMPRESSED: passive verb phrase
BY YOUR ALIBI: agentive adverbial
"an agentive adverbial" is a by-phrase denoting the agent of a passive verb - another 'minor' subclass of adverbial.

Thank you in advance.
I would not call this an agentive adverbial. "agent" means essentially "person" or "animate being". The agent of the sentence (if there is one) is the being which acts.

The man threw the ball.

The ball was thrown by the man. ("by the man" - agentive adverbial)

But "by your alibi" does not seem to qualify, in my opinion, because an alibi cannot perform any action.

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