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    wowenglish1 is offline Senior Member
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    getting/tearing

    I would like to know the subject of "get and tear" in the next sentence.

    She tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress.

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    Re: getting/tearing

    That's a participle clause:

    -She tripped on a curb and fell.
    -She got her clothes dirty
    -and she tore her dress.

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    Re: getting/tearing

    As far as I understand the op asks whether "she" or "tripping and (then) falling" is the subject. And another thing I infer from the sentence, her socks for instance, are dirty but not torn. (Assuming that I know the distinction between clothes and a dress)

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