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    Smile Clause elements

    I have another doubt here. In the sentence below:
    He was the first to react.
    Is the first to react a complement, as it describes the subject, or is it an adverbial, as it describes when the subject reacted.
    Thanks, in advance.

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    Re: Clause elements

    I'd say it's a complement.


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    Re: Clause elements

    Thank you for the help, tdol! : )

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    Re: Clause elements

    You're welcome, Nur.

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