fear the fall of the branch


Would this sentence be grammatically correct? <——-Question from original thread title added to post by moderator (Florentia52 )——->

The bird doesn't fear the fall of the branch she lands on because what she relies on isn't the branch, rather her own wings.
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  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Considering the title, I'm led to believe that the question is about the phrase "fears the fall of the branch".

    I'd say it's "all right"; it sounds rather more poetic than "fears that the branch she lands on will fall", but I'm not too keen on it. I fear the fall of a branch that is going to land on my head/I fear that the branch I'm on will fall. :)