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    Breaking down this sentence

    Hello! I need some help with this sentence:

    Her glasses fell through a crack in the bridge.

    What's the subject, object, and all that? Is the subject glasses or her? And is "crack in the bridge" simply the predicate? Or is it like noun + prep. + definite article + noun ? Or both?

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    Re: Breaking down this sentence

    Her glasses <subject>
    fell <verb>
    through a crack <prepositional phrase>
    in the bridge <prepositional phrase modifying "a crack">

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    Re: Breaking down this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    Her glasses <subject>
    fell <verb>
    through a crack <prepositional phrase>
    in the bridge <prepositional phrase modifying "a crack">
    "Her glasses" could also be called the "complete subject" and "fell" the simple predicate as opposed to "fell through a crack in the bridge" as the complete predicate.

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    Re: Breaking down this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    "Her glasses" could also be called the "complete subject" and "fell" the simple predicate as opposed to "fell through a crack in the bridge" as the complete predicate.

    Frank
    Right. Everything after the subject is the predicate. The subject is "glasses", "her" its modification. The whole phrase "her glasses" is predicated.

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    Re: Breaking down this sentence

    Thank you very much!!!

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