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    clausal object extraposition

    Hi there!
    Why is this sentence incorrect: "I made it my prime objective settling the matter"
    thanks for your answer!

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    Re: clausal object extraposition

    Is this homework?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: clausal object extraposition

    The abstruse title had me consulting OneLook.com.


    • extraposition
    • (transformational grammar) a rule that moves embedded clauses out to the end of the main clause, converting, for example, A man who will help has just arrived into A man has just arrived who will help
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    Re: clausal object extraposition

    Please do not post a question more than once: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...clausal-object

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