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    Sentence analysis

    Can sombody please help with this sentence analysis?

    'Former Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak says it is perfectly legitimate for Slovenia not to allow the merger between the two giants.'

    'it is perfectly legitimate for Slovenia not to allow the merger between the two giants' is a dependent statement, functioning as the Direct Object of the main clause.

    Then we have in the dependent statement: it: NP (S) - is: VP (P) - perfectly legitimate: AP (SC) - for Slovenia: PP (IO?)
    But what is 'not to allow the merger between the two giants'

    I feel this is connected with the subject, but we haven't seen this yet.
    Does somebody know?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Bloody Mary J. Poppins; 17-Apr-2011 at 12:58.

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    Re: Sentence analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloody Mary J. Poppins View Post
    Can sombody please help with this sentence analysis?

    'Former Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak says it is perfectly legitimate for Slovenia not to allow the merger between the two giants.'

    'it is perfectly legitimate for Slovenia not to allow the merger between the two giants' is a dependent statement, functioning as the Direct Object of the main clause.

    Then we have in the dependent statement: it: NP (S) - is: VP (P) - perfectly legitimate: AP (SC) - for Slovenia: PP (IO?)
    But what is 'not to allow the merger between the two giants'

    I feel this is connected with the subject, but we haven't seen this yet.
    Does somebody know?

    Thanks
    I found the answer already..

    Its an adjective complemenation to legitimate by a to-infinitive clause!
    No wonder I didn't recognize it...

    Greetz

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