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    Default Sentence Patterns

    Dear Teacher, I need help with the following ‘sentence patterns’ question:

    Assume that there are five patterns:
    VP1: SUB + V
    VP2: SUB + V + COMP
    VP3: SUB + V + DOB
    VP4: SUB + V + IOB + DOB
    VP5: SUB + V + DOB + COMP

    Question:
    1. I let the system [to] perform the task.
    2. I apply the method to the platform.

    Both are VP3’s sentences. True?

    Many thanks,
    David

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    Default Re: Sentence Patterns

    Hello David

    1. I let the system [to] perform the task.
    2. I apply the method to the platform.

    I would take #2 as a VP3, with "to the platform" as an adverbial prepositional phrase.

    For #1, however, I might take "perform the task" as an object complement; but I'm not sure.

    (Maybe another member will be prepared to offer a 2nd opinion.)

    All the best,

    MrP

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