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    Default sentence analysis 2 (19/05/06)

    Dear teachers,

    Here is another set of sentences, would please have a look at my analysis again?

    4) Some of the critics gave the film terrible reviews.

    - some...critics = S
    - gave = ditransitive verb
    - the film = IO
    - terrible reviews = DO ?

    5) The house is for sale. S V Cs

    - the house = S
    - is = intensive / copular verb
    - for sale = Cs

    6) Johnny McLean finished recharging his .45 caliber the second that Ringo the Rat walked in. S V DO A(t) ?

    - Johnny McLean = S
    - finished recharging = monotransitive verb ?
    - his .45 caliber = DO
    - the second...walked in = adverbial of time ?

    Thank you very much indeed.
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    Default Re: sentence analysis 2 (19/05/06)

    Interesting, hela. In that context, "gave" seems to be something between a di-transitive verb and an object complement verb:

    4) Some of the critics gave the film terrible reviews.


    Question, what does Cs stand for? If Subject Complement, what kind?
    5) The house is for sale.

    Question, why 'monotransitive'? Why not just transitive?
    6) Johnny McLean finished recharging his .45 caliber the second that Ringo the Rat walked in.

    All the best.

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