Can anyone give me a complete grammar analysis of this sentence.


 But in the court of law, ladies and gentlmen, it is not enough to offer a coherent and sensible account.     (caluse, phrase, subject, verb, Object ect.)                                                                                                                                                                         

edited Nov 05 '13 at 12:49 Firdowsa Mustafa New member

It is "gentlemen" and not gentelmen. It is account, and not acount

SanjayNov 03 '13 at 16:13

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It is interesting to me that you asked for an analysis of syntax instead of grammar.


In syntax, you are using direct address in an informative style to tell the jury from a legal perspective the necessity of analysis over presentation and pomp.


Your prose may be too advanced for a layman to comprehend such a basic point:

"it is not enough to offer a coherent and sensible account" would be understood by any attorney versed in esoteric legal terminology (as I am), but it would not be grasped in what is obviously an opening or closing argument by a jury of peers...


You do a fabulous job explaining the components of this transition sentence in complete and simplistic detail.


Obviously, you must follow this sentence with a clarification that "Although my opposing counsel used visually thrilling presentations and compelling testimonial evidence, that testimony cannot be sufficient to condemn a man for the crime of X.  The spirit and nature of your most sacred duty as the arbitors of truth requires more than the acceptance of what could possibly be a very compelling actor, and must require that you see into the fatal weakness behind the prosecuting attorney's case;  that there is not enough  forensic or credible evidence to warrant a verdict of guilty beyond a reasonable doubt."


Note how I also used the advance prose expected of an attorney, but, at the same time, I said it in a way that clarified my meaning as I spoke.


If you want an analysis of grammar instead of syntax--let me know.

link edited Nov 03 '13 at 22:13 Aaron Prejean Expert

This was taken from a grammar exercise book, and I want a grammar analysis. Using clauses and phrases, subject, verb, direct object, indirect object, complement, etc.

Thanks for Your help.

Firdowsa MustafaNov 05 '13 at 12:44

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