Is The Simple Predicate (Verb) Sinking Or Colliding?

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The sinking of the ship after it collided with an iceberg resulted in many safety reforms.

What is the simple predicate? Is it Sinking? Or is it colliding?

John Upshaw

Posted 2019-10-16T01:40:19.483

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Answers

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The verb in the sentence is resulted.

You can parse the sentence like this, where [X] is the subject of the sentence:

The [X] resulted in many safety reforms.

In short:

The [sinking of the ship after it collided with an iceberg] resulted in many safety reforms.

It's the same general construction as this:

The [fire] resulted in many safety reforms.

Jason Bassford

Posted 2019-10-16T01:40:19.483

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Neither are the predicate verb. "Sinking" is used as a noun (gerund)... it fou ere not sure, notice the article before it. "After it collided" is a dependent clause.

Look for another verb in that sentence.

DrMoishe Pippik

Posted 2019-10-16T01:40:19.483

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