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?
PS: Would somebody have more simple sentences (with either the same or different sentence patterns) for me to analyze? Something difficult?
Last edited by hela; 14-Jan-2005 at 08:38.
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.
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".Originally Posted by hela