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Please, will you be so kind and hlep me with this sentence?
It seems, that whether you are my friend, she is just a girl next door.
It doesnīt make much sense, but I just wanted to know the function of the "that clause" here. Am I right, that this is a nominal clause, functioning as a subject complement (nominal predicate), or is it a direct object of seem? "Seem" is a copular word, isnīt it? So it shouldnīt have a direct object, right?
Thank you so much for your replies, Kate
Thank you very much for your reply.
Of course, you are right, I made a mistake in a conjunction, it should have been "whereas". The sentence was different originally, but I couldnīt remember it, so I made up a different one, because I was interested just in a function of the that clause and I though that for this task, the exact sentence was not necessary. So Iīm sorry for such a stupid sentence and I really appreciate your help. Nevertheless I would be really glad if someone could explain the "that clause function" thing, that we both donīt know. Thank you very much
(1) You are correct: a linking verb (such as "seems") does NOT take
(2) You are using a sentence introduced by "it."
(a) For example:
It is obvious that English is important.
(i) I think that we can say the noun clause ("English is important" is in
apposition with "it." That is, it explains what "it" means.
(a) It (that English is important) is obvious.
That English is important is obvious.
(3) Your sentence is "It seems that she is just the girl next door."
It (that she is just the girl next door) seems ____.
Seems what? the sentence is not complete.
Maybe you would like to submit a similar sentence, and then many
people would be happy to help you analyze it.
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OK, so I think I already get it. So the whole clause beginning with "whereas" is a subject complement of the clause with "seems". At the same time, this clause is dependent on the clause beginning with "she". It is an adverbial clause of concession. And together, these two clauses are subject complement of the first clause.
Thank you all very much for the replies and for your help. I really appreciate it.