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    Question what do we call this?

    What do we call this "noun + verb +..." thing


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    Re: what do we call this?

    I think you mean "direct object."

    "John threw the ball. John baked a cake."

    There is also the indirect object:

    "John threw Mary the ball. John baked Mary a cake."

    John neither threw nor baked Mary, you see.

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    Re: what do we call this?

    Thanks for that, I also got a little problem distinguishing the parts of a sentence.
    What do we call all that is inside the quotation, "noun+verb+DO"...
    The formula, what do we call it?


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    Re: what do we call this?

    (You mean, you have a problem, or you have got a problem.)

    I'm not getting you - do you mean subject (John) and predicate (baked a cake)?

    Or subject, verb, object?

    I came of educable age after they stopped teaching sentence diagramming, so I may not be of much help here.

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    Re: what do we call this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    (You mean, you have a problem, or you have got a problem.)

    I'm not getting you - do you mean subject (John) and predicate (baked a cake)?

    Or subject, verb, object?

    I came of educable age after they stopped teaching sentence diagramming, so I may not be of much help here.
    What I mean is the technical term for the formula: "___+___+____" in English...


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    Re: what do we call this?

    Is this the kind of thing you mean? Learn to Write English Clearly and Correctly - Lesson 6

    Because I don't think I'm going to be able to help you. Do you mean like a syntagma or something? That is a word I just found by googling. It leads to territory I know not, and fear. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    Is this the kind of thing you mean? Learn to Write English Clearly and Correctly - Lesson 6

    Because I don't think I'm going to be able to help you. Do you mean like a syntagma or something? That is a word I just found by googling. It leads to territory I know not, and fear. :)
    Syntagma = "___+___+____" , Am I right?


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    Re: what do we call this?

    Delmobile is firing the flare gun.

    Please, somebody tell blouen if this is a syntagma! I am in way over my head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    Delmobile is firing the flare gun.

    Please, somebody tell blouen if this is a syntagma! I am in way over my head!
    Oh, Sorry Delmobile! I didn't mean to make it hard for you here....

    Actually I just want to know the term used for the somwewhat FORMULA-looking thing in English syntax, "___+___+___."

    In Math, we call it Number sentence or the Mathematical Formula...
    Ex : 5 x 3 = 15 ; wherein
    5 - multiplicand
    3 - multiplier
    15- product
    x - multiplication sign
    = - equals

    I just want to know the counterpart of the Math Formula in English!!!
    Thanks!!!


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    Re: what do we call this?

    You know what? I think we call it a sentence :)

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