I try to decompose this sentence in elements and I am not sure how to do it:
Was ist denn das für eine Geschichte?
This may translate as "What kind of story is this?" (not sure).
Could you help me to recognize the parts of sentence, please?
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General hint: Your assumption is correct.
Hint #1: The sentence is a question
Hint #2: There is only one verb in the sentence.
Hint #3: There is only one substantive in the sentence.
Hint #4: All substantives and pronouns that could possibly be subjects or objects are in nominative (so, can't be objects) singular.
Hint #5: There is a interrogative pronoun construct "Was für?" that means something different than the single "was?"