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    direct object or adverbial

    Dear teachers,

    How should I analyse the following sentences, please?

    A/ 1)
    A group of teenagers (S) sold (ditransitive verb) the tourists (IO) some tickets (DO) for the tennis final (adverbial of purpose) on the black market (adverbial of figurative place ?) in the street outside the stadium (adverbial of place).

    OR

    2)
    A group of teenagers (S) sold (ditransitive verb) the tourists (IO) some tickets for the tennis final (DO) on the black market (adverbial of figurative place ?) in the street outside the stadium (adverbial of place).

    Let's turn the sentence into the passive voice. Which version would be best?

    1. Some tickets for the tennis final were sold to the tourists...


    2. Some tickets were sold to the tourists for the tennis final... (does this one sound a bit odd?)

    B/ She (S)
    sees (monotransitive verb ?) him (DO) in her dreams(adverbial of place or time ?).


    Thanks a lot,
    Hela

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    Re: direct object or adverbial

    Hela,

    (i) "for the tennis final" tells us what kind of "tickets".
    (ii) The tickets were sold "on the black market" (i.e., illegally) "in a street outside the stadium."

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    What are your thoughts?

    Time
    Q: When will I see you again?
    A: You'll see me in your dreams (i.e., when you're asleep).

    Place
    Q: Where will I see you again?
    A: You'll see me in your dreams.


    HINT
    (i) see + adverb of time
    EX: I'll see you at 5:00.
    EX: I'll see you in 10 years.

    (ii) see + adverb of place.
    EX: I'll see you at the theatre.
    EX: I'll see you in the movies.

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    Re: direct object or adverbial

    Dear Casiopea ,

    So do you think that I should consider "on the black market" an adverbial of manner? "How were these tickets sold? = illegally?

    And for the last sentence, "in my dreams" can be considered either adverbial of time or place?

    Have a nice weekend,
    Hela

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    Re: direct object or adverbial

    Hela, what are your thoughts?

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    Re: direct object or adverbial

    1) What I found out is that we might consider "on the black market" as an adverbial of figurative place. But if we think it to be synonymous of "illegally" we could indeed consider it as an adverbial of manner.

    2) As for "in my dreams" it can be both according to the context.

    But what are the true answers?

    All the best,
    Hela

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    Re: direct object or adverbial

    Those are the "true answers", Hela.

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