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    Arrow please help me to understand

    ''Smith came home from the football match covered in mud''.

    in this sentence above, the adjective ''covered'' modifies whom or what, i mean ''smith'' or ''mud'' please explain it grammatically. can i split the sentence above?

    thank you.

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    Re: please help me to understand

    Quote Originally Posted by indranil View Post
    ''Smith came home from the football match covered in mud''.

    in this sentence above, the adjective ''covered'' modifies whom or what, i mean ''smith'' or ''mud''? please explain it grammatically. can i split the sentence above?

    thank you.
    The adjectival phrase 'covered in mud' modifies 'Smith'; it was Smith who was covered in mud.

    Where do you want to split the sentence?

    Please use capital letters and questions marks where necessary. Thank you.

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