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    HifaMo is offline Junior Member
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    was surprized that....

    Hi,


    Please what is function of the following noun clause?

    Everybody was surprised that an amateur writer won the first prize.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by HifaMo; 22-Feb-2013 at 11:39. Reason: Typo

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: was surprized that....

    What is the function?

    It tells us why everybody was surprised.

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    HifaMo is offline Junior Member
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    Re: was surprized that....

    I mean its grammatical function.

    Is it an object or an object of a deleted preposition?

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    Re: was surprized that....

    Note that "surprise" does not have a "z" in it. Even in AmE.

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    HifaMo is offline Junior Member
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    Re: was surprized that....

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Note that "surprise" does not have a "z" in it. Even in AmE.
    Thanks. What about my question?

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