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    Default all you need is love/love is all you need

    "All you need is love." --- S1

    Can anyone identify
    1. subject
    2. main verb
    3. object of S1?


    "Love is all you need." --- S2

    Can anyone identify
    4. subject
    5. main verb
    6. object of S2

    7. Are S1 and S2 the same in meaning?


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    Default Re: all you need is love/love is all you need

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    "All you need is love." --- S1

    Can anyone identify
    1. subject
    2. main verb
    3. object of S1?


    "Love is all you need." --- S2

    Can anyone identify
    4. subject
    5. main verb
    6. object of S2

    7. Are S1 and S2 the same in meaning?


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    The Beatles?

    "All you need is love." --- S1

    Can anyone identify
    1. subject I think "All" is the subject of the whole sentence, and also it is the object of "need"
    2. main verb I think "is" is the main verb.
    3. object of S1? I think "All" is the object of "need." In the whole sentence....I'm not sure if there's an object.


    "Love is all you need." --- S2

    Can anyone identify
    4. subject I think "Love" is the subject of this sentence.
    5. main verb I think "is" is the main verb.
    6. object of S2 Again, I think "All" is the object of "need." In the whole sentence....I'm not sure if there's an object.

    7. Are S1 and S2 the same in meaning? I think so, but...there might be a slight difference of emphasis/focus.


    I'm not a native speaker of English, so please forgive me if I'm wrong.

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    Question Re: all you need is love/love is all you need

    Please check this one though I am not a professional teacher

    "All you need is love." --- S1
    Can anyone identify
    1. subject The subject is – All you need.
    2. main verb - the main clause is All you need, so main verb is .
    3. object of S1? - The sub clause is is love, it has no object.


    "Love is all you need." --- S2

    Can anyone identify
    4. subject - The subject here is love.
    5. main verb - The main verb is is
    6. object of S2 - There is no object here.

    7. Are S1 and S2 the same in meaning? Meaning of both are the same.

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    Default Re: all you need is love/love is all you need

    You may put your comments if you like.

    In my opinion:

    "All you need is love." --- S1

    Can anyone identify
    1. subject
    2. main verb
    3. object of S1?


    All you need is love = All (that) you need is love
    1. subject = all
    2. main verb = is
    3. There's no object.

    'that you need' is a relative clause which modifies its antecedent 'all'.
    'That' is the object of need in the relative clause.
    'Love' functions as a subject complement rather than an object even though 'love' is a non-countable noun not an adjective.



    "Love is all you need." --- S2

    Can anyone identify
    4. subject
    5. main verb
    6. object of S2

    Love is all you need = Love is all (that) you need
    4. subject = love
    5. main verb = is
    6. There's no object.

    'That you need' is a relative clause which modifies its antecedent 'all'.
    'That' is the object of need in the relative clause.
    'All' functions as a subject complement rather than an object even though 'all' is a pronoun not an adjective.

    Both S1 & S2 have a sentence structure as in
    S + Be + SC
    S= subject
    Be = verb to be
    SC = subject complement

    7. Their meaning is more or less the same.

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