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Is this a simple sentence- Every agreement of the unit is noted.

  • Every agreement- subject
  • of the unit - object
  • is noted.- verb

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    It is passive, and 'of the unit' is not a direct object. In a passive sentence, the 'patient' of the action becomes the subject, so there is no direct object. – amI Jan 29 '18 at 22:18
  • so, of the unit is indirect object? – Blondie Jan 30 '18 at 0:03
  • No, an indirect object uses the preposition 'to' or 'for', although that may be elided if the dative follows the verb. 'of the unit' is a restricting prepositional phrase -- it works like an adjective to narrow the search for the noun. It is part of the subject noun phrase. – amI Feb 2 '18 at 22:00
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The whole of "Every agreement of the unit" is a noun phrase with a prepositional phrase as a dependent of "agreement".

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