Can anybody help me with this sentence?
Everybody wanted Carol to be the captain of the team.
I was reading an article on infinitives and it said that carol is the actor/subject of the sentence above. However, to me, it seems like she is the object of the sentence.
For example, if we change the sentence structure to:
"Everybody wanted the captain of the team to be Carol"
It feels to me as if Carol is at no time the subject/actor in this sentence.
Can someone tell me where I am going wrong?
Indeed, you are not: 'Carol' is the agent of the infinitive, but not the subject of the sentence!