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Starting a position in a company that I had no real background in

Is this a correct sentence?
Could somebody help me extract the grammar out of it like what is the noun here, adjective, adverb, verb, etc...
My Attempt:
in -> Preposition
a -> article
I -> Noun
real -> Noun background -> Noun
position -> Noun
Company -> Noun
had -> Verb (I checked this online, not sure why this is a verb)

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    It's not a valid sentence (the only finite verb is in a subordinate clause).
    – Stuart F
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 12:01
  • Putting the preposition at the end is very common in informal speech. "a position ... I had no background in". In formal register it would be "a position in which I had no background". Compare: "The veterinarian we took our dog to is retiring." vs "The veterinarian to whom we took our dog is retiring."
    – TimR
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 12:15
  • Sorry pensee, we don't do proofreading on this site, nor do we fully break down the grammatical structure of random words, so I've closed this question.
    – gotube
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 16:50
  • This is incorrectly closed, it's a request to tag a sentence, not to improve or correct it.
    – BadZen
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 16:56
  • @BadZen Sounds like a good discussion to bring up on our Meta. I'm not aware of any prior discussions there about this.
    – Laurel
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 18:34

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This is not a grammatically correct sentence, it is a fragment. It does not have a subject or a main verb.

Here are some modifications that have subjects and main verbs:

  • I was starting a position in a company that I had no real background in.
  • Starting a position in a company that I had no real background in made me nervous.

Parts of Speech

Starting a position in a company that I had no real background in

Nouns

  • Position
  • Company
  • Background

Verbs

  • Starting (depends on the grammar of the sentence. This could either be a participle (verb) or a gerund (noun) See this article for more information.)
  • had - To have is the basic form of this verb. Had is the past tense of have. It means "Owned" or "possessed" so "I had two dogs" means "I owned two dogs in the past."

Pronouns

  • I
  • That

Adjectives / Adverbs

  • Real
  • No

Prepositions

  • In
  • In (the second time)

Articles

  • A
  • A (the second time)

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