Have a 't' on me.
"It struck me as an excellent plan" certainly seems to better sentence to me. The other two words seem to be superfluous.
[Edited for spelling. Thanks, Tdol.]
Have a 't' on me.
new brand (adj + noun)Originally Posted by jwschang
brand new (noun + adjective)
really brand new (adv + adj + adj)
I think 'brand' is a noun functioning as an adjective. Whaddya thunk?
It's a new brand.
"It struck me as it is an excellent plan"Originally Posted by James
I agree. :D Replace the 'it is' with (being):
It struck me as (being) an excellent plan. SVOC
:D What? Y'gonna hoard the 'h' and the 'e'? :DOriginally Posted by tdol
I hope everyone here is good and healthy. I just recovered from a two-week flu, it was horrible, I was so sick I didn't bother to go online!!
Sorry but I have to ask again: is "exhausted" really an adverb? Is it used like "surprised" in "I'm surprised."? But then "surprised" here would be an adjective? Because ifOriginally Posted by Casiopeathen we can say "She is exhausted", right?'exhuasted' describes her state of being.
None taken. You WERE right from the very beginning.*Sorry. Did I say SVOC originally? Sorry.
If we can say that the sentence, "The police found him dead", is a SVOC (Subject Verb Object Adjectival complement). And if we want to say that the sentence, "He is upstairs", is a SVC (Subject Linking-Verb Adverbial complement), then we should be able to say that the sentence, "The police found him upstairs", is a SVOC (Subject Verb Object Adverbial complement). Or how about, "The police found him dead upstairs"?Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
WelcomeOriginally Posted by James
The police found him (dead) upstairs. SVOC+adverb
He was dead. SVC
He was upstairs. SV+adjunct
Note, linking verbs do not have adverbial complements; they have adverbial adjuncts. The difference between a complement and an adjunct is that complements are part of the verb, whereas adjuncts are not. They function as added information.
He was upstairs = He exists. He exists upstairs. It's the existing and not he that happens upstairs.
Well, learnt a lot from you guy...Thank you...
no problem, piggy knuckle, you are welcome. :wink:Originally Posted by landekai