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    Having trouble with a sentence can anyone help?

    Leaving a big hole, George croaked in Mud City, a big pond in New York.

    Are both leaving and croaked verbs? and is hole the direct object?

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    Re: help with sentence analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by lfutch View Post
    Having trouble with a sentence can anyone help?

    Leaving a big hole, George croaked in Mud City, a big pond in New York.

    Are both leaving and croaked verbs? and is hole the direct object?
    Yes, they are both verbs, but the sentence, if that is what it is, is poorly constructed. It reads like a bad novel.
    (He is) leaving a big hole, George croaked, in Mud City, a big pond in New York - hole is the object.

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    Re: help with sentence analysis

    Leaving a big hole, George / croaked.

    Leaving a big hole is a participle-adverbial phrase describing "how" he
    croaked.

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