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analysing a sentence (2)

The drunken young man slipped awkwardly into a ditch although he seemed unhurt.

The head word of the noun phrase, acting as subject, is man.

Once you have located the subject of a sentence, it is usually easy to locate the finite verb - because it is usually right next to, and linked in meaning with, the subject (remember that a finite verb tells what its subject is doing or is being).

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