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    Wink Question on subject, verb, adverbial, etc

    For the following sentence:

    "Many people are growing increasingly impatient for democratic reform."


    Fill in S, V, DO, IO, SC, OC, A, AC for the above sentence.

    So:

    "Many people" is (S) "are growing" is (V).

    How about "increasingly impatient" ? is it an SC as a whole, or chop it as two parts, "impatient" as an adverb (SC) , "increasingly" as adverbial (A) ? Why?

    How about "for democratic reform" ?


    I am quite confusing about these, can anyone give me some detailed explanations?


    Also, are there any websites that provide more information on "S, V, DO, IO, SC, OC, A, AC" ?


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    Friedman

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    Default Re: Question on subject, verb, adverbial, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by mrlocom View Post
    For the following sentence:

    "Many people are growing increasingly impatient for democratic reform."


    Fill in S, V, DO, IO, SC, OC, A, AC for the above sentence.

    So:

    "Many people" is (S) "are growing" is (V).

    How about "increasingly impatient" ? is it an SC as a whole, or chop it as two parts, "impatient" as an adverb (SC) , "increasingly" as adverbial (A) ? Why?

    How about "for democratic reform" ?


    I am quite confusing about these, can anyone give me some detailed explanations?


    Also, are there any websites that provide more information on "S, V, DO, IO, SC, OC, A, AC" ?


    Thanks

    Friedman
    I don't now whether you want to find out the parts of speech or syntactic functions of the words. If we talk about parts of speech,then growingly is an adverb to modify impatient, which is an adjective. Also adverb is a term used to talk about parts of speech, whereas adverbial is a term used to talk about syntactic function.

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    Default Re: Question on subject, verb, adverbial, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by ian2 View Post
    ...growingly is an adverb to modify impatient, which is an adjective.
    'increasingly'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    'increasingly'.
    Is this for me? If that is the case, then I would say you are as a moderator. But if not, you are anyway.

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