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    Double predicate

    Tell me please, if double predicate is widespread in modern English Literature or not.
    Examples:
    The moon rose red, shе marriеd young.
    Could you give me some examples of double predicate and explain to me what it really is.

    Maybe somebody knows how to find double predicate quickly in texts.

    Thanks in advance,
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    Re: Double predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by usignolo View Post
    Tell me please, if double predicate is widespread in modern English Literature or not.
    Examples:
    The moon rose red, shе marriеd young.
    Could you give me some examples of double predicate and explain to me what it really is.

    Maybe somebody knows how to find double predicate quickly in texts.

    Thanks in advance,
    Max.
    Hello Max, there was a bit of discussion on these constructions in this thread - I don't know whether that will help, at least on the question of what is going on.

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    Re: Double predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by usignolo View Post
    Tell me please, if double predicate is widespread in modern English Literature or not.
    Examples:
    The moon rose red, shе marriеd young.
    A double predicate shares the same subject.

    Could you give me some examples of double predicate and explain to me what it really is.

    Maybe somebody knows how to find double predicate quickly in texts.

    Thanks in advance,
    Max.
    Look here:
    Writing.Com: Double Predicates and Other Double Elements

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    Re: Double predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    Thanks for the link; I don't think, however, that these are double predicates in the sense intended by the original poster.

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    Re: Double predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by orangutan View Post
    Hello Max, there was a bit of discussion on these constructions in this thread - I don't know whether that will help, at least on the question of what is going on.
    Thanks for the link! Could anybody from native-speakers tell me if double predicate is widespread or not in modern English Literature.

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    Re: Double predicate

    I don't know any figures, but would say that they are very natural and therefore probably quite widespread.
    Last edited by orangutan; 25-Sep-2009 at 19:00. Reason: grammar

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    Re: Double predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by orangutan View Post
    I don't know any figures, but would say that they very natural and therefore probably quite widespread.

    Thank you very much!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Double predicate

    I'm not sure I agree with this. Those two sentences are completely unrelated. I wouldn't like them together with a semi colon and they don't make sense to join with an "and."

    As you have them, joined with a comma, it's called a comma splice, and this is an error. If you have two sentences that can stand along, you can't smash them together with a comma in between.

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    Re: Double predicate

    I was talking about the sentences individually, each of which contains a secondary predicate (or, as the original poster called it, a double predication).

    1) The moon rose red.
    2) She married young.

    At least I assume that that was what was meant.

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    Re: Double predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by orangutan View Post
    I was talking about the sentences individually, each of which contains a secondary predicate (or, as the original poster called it, a double predication).

    1) The moon rose red.
    2) She married young.

    At least I assume that that was what was meant.
    You are right! These sentences are just two unrelated examples of a double
    predicate. There is no connection between them.

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