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    Default sentence analysis

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me if my analysis is correct ?

    "He showed his father his sincerity by cooperating with all his teachers at school."

    1) a) He = subject
    b) showed = ditransitive verb
    c) his father = indirect object
    d) his sincerity = direct object
    e) by cooperating with all his teachers at school = adverbial of manner (?)

    2) "Alice Roosevelt was the daughter of American President Theodore. She was a popular personality and frequently wore a certain shade of blue. That shade became known as Alice-blue."

    That shade = subject
    became = copular verb
    known as Alice-blue = subject / adjectival complement (?)

    Have I missed something?

    Many thanks,
    Hela

    PS: Would somebody have more simple sentences (with either the same or different sentence patterns) for me to analyze? Something difficult?
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    Default Re: sentence analysis

    Both are fine. 'known as' functions as an adjective, but, you know, "Alice-blue" renames the subject, doesn't it? Sorry, it's late, I'm confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    PS: Would somebody have more simple sentences (with either the same or different sentence patterns) for me to analyze? Something difficult?
    You could try a) picking a page in a novel--that always works for me when I'm studying a foreign language, and/or b) doing a search under "object complements and ditransitives".

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