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    hela is offline Senior Member
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    function of sentence elements (Jan 14)

    Dear teachers,

    How should I analyse these sentences, please? I'm quite confused.

    1. The production manager mailed the letter herself.

    mailed = transitive verb
    the letter = direct object
    herself = part of the subject --> "the production manager herself" ??

    2. Milton, the author of Paradise Lost, was deeply versed in ancient learning.

    was deeply versed (verbal phrase) = intransitive verb
    in ancient learning (prepositional phrase) = obligatory adverbial ??

    3. He wanted to make himself useful.

    wanted (verb) = transitive verb
    to make (noun) himself useful = direct object ?

    OR

    wanted to make (verb phrase) = complex-transitive verb
    himself = direct object
    useful = object complement

    Thank you for your help.
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    Re: function of sentence elements (Jan 14)

    Objective complement.

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