Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    sharanbr is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    45
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default help analysis this sentence

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

    Regards

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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    5,425
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  3. #3
    sharanbr is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    45
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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

Similar Threads

  1. Sentence analysis
    By sharanbr in forum Analysing and Diagramming Sentences
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-Dec-2007, 09:50
  2. I need help with a sentence analysis
    By Channah in forum Analysing and Diagramming Sentences
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 30-Jun-2007, 05:37
  3. sentence analysis
    By hela in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 27-Apr-2007, 11:41
  4. sentence analysis
    By phthao_ha18 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-Mar-2007, 09:25
  5. grammar
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 17-Dec-2003, 19:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •