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    Hi! I would like to know the sentence pattern of this sentence: I'm calling because I'd like to have a small reception catered this Friday afternoon.

    My thoughts were: have as the VERB / small reception as the DO

    How can i define CATERED in the sentence?

    Thanks!

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    Hello, julesalvanette.

    I think 'catered' in your sentence is a past participle of 'cater', which functions as an 'object complement'.
    It describes the object '(a small) reception'.

    I hope I can be of some help to you.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 11-Sep-2012 at 16:48.

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    Ahhh. Thank you so much tzfujimino!! Please excuse my poor grammar knowledge.
    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, julesalvanette.

    I think 'catered' in your sentence is a past participle of 'cater', which functions as an 'object complement'.
    It describes the object '(a small) reception'.

    I hope I can be of some help to you.

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