please analyze the sentense structure of this sentence.

please analyze the sentense structure of this sentence of "it's the big upside to your wife dying."

Dear english native speaker,thank you for answering my question.i found a sentence that i dont quite undertand grammatically while watching modern family S4 E24.that is "it's the big upside to your wife dying".is there anyone who can analyze the structure?
the context is" when my dad is ready,he gets to pick his own girl,it's the big upside to your wife dying.(phil talking to his wife).

how i analyze this sentence's struture as below:
It=subject.Is=copula .the big upside=predicative. to your wife dying is attribute clause. did I analyze right? what part is the word "dying" in this sentence?is it used as present participle as adverbial ???

pls give me the correct answer! thank you!

question 1. what constituent is "to your wife dying" in this sentence?
question 2. what constituent is dying in this sentence?
question 3. why does phil use "to"? can we say"it's the big upside of your wife dying"? how to translate "to" into chinese?

4E24 phil去世的母亲遗嘱中说让phil帮忙给父亲撮合。
Phil对老婆说it*s the big upside to your wife dying中的语法结构不太明白。
请语法大神指点!
这句是主系表结构吗?如果是那to your wife dying是定语吗?还是状语?dying是现在分词吗如果是,在这句做什么句子成分?肯定不是动名词。
nankina Aug 9, 2014

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