In another forum at this website, we have been having an exciting debate over this sentence:
He was burned alive.
Reed-Kellogg, of course, can always be counted upon to clarify things.
May I please have a diagram.
Thank you SO much for your kindness.
After a little more thought, I guess that you could consider the sentence to be elliptical with "while he was still" as being understood. That way "alive" could remain the adjective that you expect it to be.
How sad that good students are not being given the chance to learn Reed-Kellogg. It would do so much to help their English.
I would love to know who that "famous grammarian" is. I thought the only one that would still have that title would be Noam Chomsky.
Full of the historical development of English.
A must for your library.
Yes. Dr. Chomsky's transformational grammar is very nice. I guess. Way over my head.
But for ordinary people like me, I'll stick with Dr. Curme, House-Harman, and -- of course -- Reed-Kellogg.
Thanks for that.
I had not heard of him.
I will look into his work.
I DID look into it.
I will have to see about getting a copy of it.