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    The object of intransitive verbs

    The town I grew up in is beautiful.

    In this sentence, I must add "which" after "town" to make it correct, right?

    I know when a relative like "which" and "that" represents the object, it can be left out.

    But in that sentence, the "which" is not an object of the verb "grew." (I presume....)

    ..I grew up in the town...

    "in the town" is just an adverb of place that serves as subject complement.

    Am I correct about this? Because I'm not so sure if the relative after a preposition can be seen as an object and thus can be left out.

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    Re: The object of intransitive verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by EricWu View Post
    The town I grew up in is beautiful.

    In this sentence, I must add "which" after "town" to make it correct, right? No

    I know when a relative like "which" and "that" represents the object, it can be left out.

    But in that sentence, the "which" is not an object of the verb "grew." [.......]

    ..I grew up in the town... It is the 'object' of the preposition in. [...]

    I'm not so sure if the relative after a preposition can be seen as an object and thus can be left out.
    It can.
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