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    merkatron Guest

    Default Object or compliment?

    Hi

    In the following clauses, how would you describe the relative clause's function? Is it functioning as part of the complement?

    [I] [am] [confident] [that you long to hear from me].
    S V COMP RELATIVE CLAUSE


    If the sentence were

    I hope that you arrive soon

    instead, how would you then label the parts?

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    Default Re: Object or compliment?

    The 'that' clause in the first case is an adjective complement of 'confident'. The 'that' clause in the second instance is the direct object of 'hope'.

    [I] [hope] [that you arrive soon].
    S V DO

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    Default Re: Object or compliment?

    Thanks, Mr M. Spelling's next on my list to improve!

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