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    Is the sentence "do you want to see something?" a complex sentence with an embedded clause? If not, what type of sentence is it?

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    Default Re: complex sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by girl85 View Post
    Is the sentence "do you want to see something?" a complex sentence with an embedded clause? If not, what type of sentence is it?
    Not by traditional grammar terminology.

    It is a simple sentence in question form.

    you = pronoun, subject
    do want = complete verb
    to see = infinitive as a noun, acting as the direct object of the verb
    something = pronoun, direct object of the infinitive
    to see something = infinitive phrase acting as the complete direct object

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