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    Saphira was sprawled her full, sinuous length

    He knew that Saphira was sprawled her full, sinuous length on the ground next to him, though he could not see her.
    (C. Paolini; Inheritance)
    Saphira is invisible now.

    Why not: "Saphira's full, sinuous length was sprawled" or "Saphira has sprawled her full, sinuous length"?

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    Re: Saphira was sprawled her full, sinuous length

    They're both OK. In the original 'her full length' is an adverbial - and it's OK too.

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    Re: Saphira was sprawled her full, sinuous length

    Thank you, BobK.

    I've got one small additional question.

    Considering 'full length' an adverb what is the reason for putting in 'her' before it?

    'She was flying high' - can I say then by analogy with the original sentence "She was flying her high".

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    Re: Saphira was sprawled her full, sinuous length

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    They're both OK. In the original 'her full length' is an adverbial - and it's OK too.
    That works for me only with a comma after 'sprawled'.

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