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She followed the trail he breaks through the vines.

Is there a which or that between the word trail and he, but was omitted to make the sentence more concise?

She followed the trail which/that he breaks through the vines.

And what does the PP here through the vines belong to, does it belong to the trail or the verb breaks?

  • @Arham yes, I heard of that, but as an english learner, the grammar is still quite abstract to me, so I posted the question here to check if I get the right idea of it. – jammy yang Feb 22 '19 at 10:04
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    "She followed the trail [(that/which) he breaks through the vines]." The bracketed element is a normal relative clause modifying "trail". "That" or "which" are optional. – BillJ Feb 22 '19 at 10:05
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  1. She followed the trail.
  2. He breaks the trail through the vines.

Combining these, we have

She followed the trail [that/which] he breaks through the vines.

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