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    Complex sentences

    Hello!

    (1) I would like to clear my following doubts. Please help me.

    It was pointed out to her that the pavement was the place for foot passengers.

    I would like to know weather the under lined part of the above sentence is opposition or object and how?


    (2) It is the little habits of common place intercourse that make up the grate sum of life.

    I want to know ,the kind of clause and its function' of the under lined portion.

    Thank you in advance.
    Chellamuthu




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    Re: Complex sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by chellamuthu View Post
    Hello!

    (1) I would like to clear my following doubts. Please help me.

    It was pointed out to her that the pavement was the place for foot passengers.

    I would like to know weather the under lined part of the above sentence is opposition or object and how?
    I would call this an extraposed subject (of a passive main clause): "[that the pavement was the place for foot passengers] was pointed out to her".


    (2) It is the little habits of common place intercourse that make up the grate sum of life.

    I want to know ,the kind of clause and its function' of the under lined portion.

    Thank you in advance.
    Chellamuthu





    This seems to be a "cleft sentence". The status of the underlined portion is disputed, though it is often regarded as a kind of relative clause.

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