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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    This whole activity is so much fun!
    Anyway, I have changed my mind about "..played me false.."
    Now I think "false" is a predicate adjective and "me" is the object of the understood preposition "to" (sort of like an indirect object).
    What I am sticking with is the idea that "played" works as a copulative verb.
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    IMO, 'played' is a [T]; me = Od; 'false' completes the meaning of the direct object by specifying one of its attributes (that the speaker finds important) --> objective complement
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    Semantics! On second thoughts, Frank, there is something appealing to what you say.

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    Yes, Frank, that is correct. I discard my idea and adopt yours. This thread reinforced in me the idea that analyzing sentences starts with understanding them.

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    "Analysing sentences starts with understanding them".
    That should become a proverb.
    Incidentally, easy enough to diagram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    "Analysing sentences starts with understanding them".
    That should become a proverb.
    Incidentally, easy enough to diagram.
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    I hate myself so much when I am silly. I often hate myself, unfortunately.

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