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    find+ (to be?)+ adj.

    Hi! I have a doubt about the structure "find+ adj.". I have already asked this question in another forum, but I had no reply, so I am afraid I have to bother you again.
    I have made up a few examples.


    -These are works you might find original.

    -There are a lot of things I find essential.

    -Here are some songs you might find romantic.

    -There are some rights we find fundamental.

    Maybe those sentences may be rephrased in a more natural and logical way, but my question is: Do the adjectives "original, essential, romantic, fundamental" refer to "works, things, songs, rights" respectively? If so, does this mean that between "find" and the "adjective" the verb "be" is used implicitly?

    E.g.-These are works you might find (to be ?) original.

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    Re: find+ (to be?)+ adj.

    They are all OK.

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    Re: find+ (to be?)+ adj.

    You can imagine an implicit 'to be' there.
    It's also correct to say the following, which also don't have a 'to be' in them
    "You might find these works original."
    "I find a lot of things essential."
    "You might find some of these songs romantic."
    "We find some rights fundamental."
    (I'd prefer 'to be' [to be] in this one.)

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