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    Hello!
    I'm writing a paper work on the ways of expressing Complex Object in English. Does any one know where I can find a detailed information on this subject. There are some books in the library of my city but they were edited in 70s and 80s. Slightly old, aren't they =)
    I would appreciate your suggestions very much!

    Vlada

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    Hi, Vlada,
    Welcome to the forum.
    Unfortunately I can't give you any links, but I am sure English grammar has not changed since the 70s. :)
    BTW you can't use information with the indefinite article. I hope you don't mind my correction.
    Best wishes

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    Sure thing! I'm very grateful for any possible corrections =) Grammar has always been my weak point + studying by correspondence is not the best wayl to improve the language
    As for the Complex Object, I just hope to find more structured material as what I find is a bit vague. Well, maybe, that's how it should be=) and I need to continue looking for the information
    By the way! I send my warmest greetings to a wonderful country Belarus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherry View Post
    Sure thing! I'm very grateful for any possible corrections =) Grammar has always been my weak point + studying by correspondence is not the best wayl to improve the language
    As for the Complex Object, I just hope to find more structured material as what I find is a bit vague. Well, maybe, that's how it should be=) and I need to continue looking for the information
    By the way! I send my warmest greetings to a wonderful country Belarus!
    As far as I know, a complex (direct) object is nothing more than a simple (direct) object with all of its modifiers or a noun clause. I'm not sure what you are looking for.

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    Thanks for your greetings, Cherry. Complex Object is easy. Now I'm busy, I could explain it to you later. But the best would be if you sent some specific questions abt it.
    Cheers

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    As far as I know, a complex (direct) object is nothing more than a simple (direct) object with all of its modifiers or a noun clause. I'm not sure what you are looking for.

    the Complex Object can be expressed with the help of four structures:
    1/ the participle constructions
    2/ the Objective with the Infinitive Constructions
    3/ the gerundial constructions
    4/ for-to-Infinitive constructions
    That's the basic information, but it's still verry blurred in my head! There are so many aspects of using these constructions in different functions. I'm confused and wanted to know maybe there is a certain base or so to say framework concerning the Complex Object and the ways how it can be expressed that will help me to understand and imagine the whole picture!

    I've probably confused everyone already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Thanks for your greetings, Cherry. Complex Object is easy. Now I'm busy, I could explain it to you later. But the best would be if you sent some specific questions abt it.
    Cheers
    Thanks! I think I'll use your offer of help=)

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