this thread - I don't know whether that will help, at least on the question of what is going on.
Tell me please, if double predicate is widespread in modern English Literature or not.
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,
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
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.
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.