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# Sentence Correction: Preposition Questions - Split Constructions

Is the following sentence correct?

The burglar broke and entered the house.

Did the burglar break the house?

You're right.

How can this sentence be corrected?

This must be one strong burglar... No, really. What makes one a burglar is that one breaks into other people's homes.

Thus, the sentence is incorrect because the preposition into is missing.

How can this sentence be corrected?

What makes one a burglar is that one breaks into other people's homes. Thus, the sentence is incorrect because the preposition into is missing.

How can this sentence be corrected?

That's right.

Thus, the sentence is incorrect because the preposition into is missing.

How can this sentence be corrected?

Very good! The correct sentence is  as follows:

The burglar broke into and entered the house.

Since the verb broke is the verb that requires the preposition into, into should come right after it. The correct sentence is as follows:

The burglar broke into and entered the house.

Yes
No

I don't know

Yes
No, he broke into the house

I don't know

By adding the preposition into after the verb broke.

By adding the preposition into after the verb entered.

I don't know

By adding the preposition into after the word broke.

By adding the preposition into after the word entered.

I don't know

By adding the preposition into after the verb broke.

By adding the preposition into after the verb entered.

I don't know

By adding the preposition into after the verb broke.

By adding the preposition into after the verb entered.

I don't know