correct usage of clauses referring to subject and object

I have a doubt on my construction. Here is my original idea. i have written it in 2 sentences. Outer bounds are fixed using method A. Method A leads to a closed polygon having preserved their symmetries. if i combine them, Outer bounds are fixed using method A which leads to a closed polygon having … Read more

Does the object include the preposition or not?

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes in speaking English. Is this the structure of [verb phrase: don’t be afraid of][object: making mistakes] or [verb phrase: don’t be afraid][object: of making mistakes]? Answer The idiom be afraid of is ambiguous, and how you parse it depends on what you want to do with it. One approach … Read more

Does this sentence have two objects and complement for one of them?

I reflected. Poverty looks grim to grown people; still more so to children: they have not much idea of industrious, working, respectable poverty; they think of the word only as connected with ragged clothes, scanty food, fireless grates, rude manners, and debasing vices: poverty for me was synonymous with degradation. —Jane Eyre Does the highlighted … Read more