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    help analysis this sentence

    I would be thankful if someone could analyze this sentence. Basically I am interested in verb, subject and object.

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    "Crystal could hear her sister snoring across the room."


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    Re: help analysis this sentence

    "Crystal could hear her sister snoring across the room."

    Who's/who is performing/doing something/ some action?
    Crystal is. Therefore Crystal is the subject.

    What is the action, what is being done?
    Crystal was listening and could hear something. So, 'could hear' tells us what action is happening. It is the verb.
    "could hear" whom or what?
    She could hear 'her sister', so this is the object.


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    Re: help analysis this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    "Crystal could hear her sister snoring across the room."

    Who's/who is performing/doing something/ some action?
    Crystal is. Therefore Crystal is the subject.

    What is the action, what is being done?
    Crystal was listening and could hear something. So, 'could hear' tells us what action is happening. It is the verb.
    "could hear" whom or what?
    She could hear 'her sister', so this is the object.
    Thanks, David.

    What is role played by the word snoring and by the phrase "snoring across the room" in this sentence ..

    Regards

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