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Can you diagram this
Steve Jobs quotation?

Steve Jobs wanted to put a ding in the universe, and he did! Can you diagram this quote of his? Can you identify each word?

I want to put a ding in the universe.

If you're not familiar with sentence diagramming, click on any of the links in the chart below to learn more!

Hint: To put a ding in the universe is an infinitive phrase.

The Chart

The following chart identifies each part of the sentence. You'll find the sentence diagram below the chart.

I
subject (pronoun)
want
verb
to put a ding in the universe
direct object (infinitive phrase functioning as a noun)
to put
infinitive
ding
direct object of infinitive (noun)
a
adjective
in the universe
prepositional phrase (adverb)
in
preposition
universe
object of the preposition (noun)
the
adjective

The Sentence Diagram

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