Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jul 2012
    • Posts: 18
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Sentence Pattern

    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!

  1. tzfujimino's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 1,952
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Sentence Pattern

    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 17:48.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jul 2012
    • Posts: 18
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Sentence Pattern

    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.

Similar Threads

  1. tired of simple sentence pattern
    By kl004535 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Mar-2010, 13:57
  2. [Grammar] which sentence pattern is more common?
    By Heidi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-Mar-2010, 09:26
  3. Uncommon sentence pattern
    By korrylo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-Jun-2008, 19:50
  4. Verb / Sentence pattern with 'deserve'
    By Stephen_A in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-May-2008, 12:06
  5. sentence pattern
    By nathalia in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Aug-2005, 20:04

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •