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    The detective thought the guilty party to be ...... because I had the strongest motive.1- me2- I3- myself4- mine

    I don't get the structure. Would you please explain a bit?

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    Re: grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    The detective thought the guilty party to be ...... because I had the strongest motive.1- me2- I3- myself4- mine

    I don't get the structure. Would you please explain a bit?
    What is it that you don't understand?

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    #3

    Re: grammar

    Please give your posts relevant titles. They should include some or all of the words from the post. A good title for this would have been "The detective thought the guilty party".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: grammar

    ...Student....
    What I understand you meant what is the suitable answer for the blank - "to be I", to be me or To "be myself". In this sentence "The detective " is the subject and you need an object or objective pronoun who has been thought to be guilty . So It should be "to be me".
    "noun

    • the guilty party the person or people responsible for an offence or misdeed"

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    #5

    Re: grammar

    Which structure is it and what's the correct answer?

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    #6

    Re: grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Which structure is it and what's the correct answer?
    The correct answer is "me". It is the direct object of the infinitive "to be".

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