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    Question Hi there need help clauses

    Im confused about these sentences???
    Have I broken them into components correctly ????
    Is the clause correct?? please help pretty please

    1. They cannot breathe properly in that stuffy room.

    Subject = they
    Verb = cannot breathe
    properly = adverbial
    in that stuffy room = direct object. Od
    clause > monotransitive clause.

    2. Could they really sing well after a meal?
    Subj = they
    verb = Could sing (modal simple)
    obj = after a meal
    adv = well
    (SVo ) = Monotransitive clause

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    Re: Hi there need help clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by dranoelwcs View Post
    Im confused about these sentences???
    Have I broken them into components correctly ????
    Is the clause correct?? please help pretty please

    1. They cannot breathe properly in that stuffy room.

    Subject = they
    Verb = cannot breathe
    properly = adverbial
    in that stuffy room = adverbial adjunct of place
    clause > Intransitive clause. (I've never seen a clause with this name.)

    2. Could they really sing well after a meal?
    Subj = they
    verb = Could sing (modal simple)
    adverbial adjunct of time = after a meal
    adv = well
    (SVo ) = Intransitive clause
    m.


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    Re: Hi there need help clauses

    yes you are right.

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