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    appositive clause Vs. noun clause for an object

    Hello!
    I'm really wondering about whether the 'that clause' in the following sentence is an appositive clause or not.

    Strong Rumors abounded that he was murdered by his serfs during a violent argument.

    As I know, the verb abound is an intransitive verb and it is impossible that the verb has any object without preposition. Am I right?

    Please let me know.

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    Re: appositive clause Vs. noun clause for an object

    Quote Originally Posted by etmom View Post
    Hello!
    I'm really wondering about whether the 'that clause' in the following sentence is an appositive clause or not.

    Strong Rumors abounded that he was murdered by his serfs during a violent argument.

    As I know, the verb abound is an intransitive verb and it is impossible that the verb has any object without preposition. Am I right?

    Please let me know.
    Hello, etmom.

    I think 'that he was murdered by his serfs during a violent argument' is in apposition to 'strong rumors'.
    Well, "Strong rumors that he was murdered by his serfs during a violent argument abounded." would also be grammatical, but nobody would say so.
    I imagine it is because the subject 'strong rumors' and the verb 'abounded' are too far apart.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 01-Jul-2013 at 09:53.

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