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    Cool Clause confusions

    Hi need help with this ???? not sure how to identify adverbials in clauses and
    In these sentences: are these clauses correctly classified???

    1. Whom could they have trusted during the ordeal?

    (monotransitive clause)
    Whom = direct object
    they = subject
    during the ordeal = Adverbial for object?????

    2. After the defeat, Jackson blamed himself for days.
    (Obligatory object clause)
    for days = obligatory adverbial
    After the defeat = adverbial
    himself = Adverbial

    3. Make these shoes larger.
    (intransitive clause)
    larger = Adverbial ????

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    Re: Clause confusions

    1. Whom could they have trusted during the ordeal?

    Whom = direct object
    they = subject
    during the ordeal = Adverbial

    N.B.
    1) Terms such as 'transitive, intransitive' etc. are applicable only to verbs. Clauses cannot meaningfully be classified in this way.
    2) The meaning of 'adverbial for object' is unclear. There is no object either present or necessary save that already identified as verbal object (whom).

    2. After the defeat, Jackson blamed himself for days.

    After the defeat = adverbial 1
    himself = reflexive pronoun, direct object of 'blamed'
    for days = adverbial 2

    N.B.
    3) Object clauses are, by definition, subordinate. There is no subordinate clause in this simple sentence.
    4) Neither adverbial is obligatory. Both are temporal adverbials, #1 denoting point in time and #2 denoting period.

    3. Make these shoes larger.
    larger = comparative adjective, complementing causative verb 'make'.
    N.B.
    5) See (1) above.

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