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    Default made public ,through local

    1. Does this "good" refer to "benefit" or "something helpful" or what else?
    2. Though "make public" is an idiomatic expression, I've seen similar structures, where "object complement" comes right after a verb like "S+V+OC+O" instead of "S+V+O+OC".
    Is this because if the object is long enough, then placing OC at the end can make confusion about its connection with the object? I mean, if the object is so long, "public" wouldn't be recognized easily in terms of whether it is the object complement or a part of the object.

    rp82)Some people say that laws that are basically just and for everyone's good should be enforced in any way that is effective. But is that really a good idea? Suppose that we made public ,through local newspapers or other pulications, the names of people who did not pay their taxes (public)....

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    Default Re: made public ,through local

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    1. Does this "good" refer to "benefit" or "something helpful" or what else?
    benefit
    Though "make public" is an idiomatic expression, I've seen similar structures, where "object complement" comes right after a verb like "S+V+OC+O" instead of "S+V+O+OC".
    Is this because if the object is long enough, then placing OC at the end can make confusion about its connection with the object? I mean, if the object is so long, "public" wouldn't be recognized easily in terms of whether it is the object complement or a part of the object.
    Probably

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