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    Exclamation what is the compounds of the following sentence ?!

    Hello Dear Teachers,

    I want to know what the compounds of the following sentence is?
    Whatever you do, do it well.

    whatever is subordinate conjunction.
    you is subject do is verb.and "whatever you do "acts as an noun clause or subordinate clause.
    and "do it well" is main clause and "do" is verb, "it" is direct object, and "well" is adverb.
    and "what ever you do " is subject or direct object ?!! because of main clause "it" is direct object and we have to have verb and object in our clauses.
    Am I right?!
    Please let me know.

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    Re: what is the compounds of the following sentence ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post

    I want to know what the compounds of the following sentence are.

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    Re: what is the compounds of the following sentence ?!

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    Thanks for correcting me . And the answer was smile: !!!

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    Re: what is the compounds of the following sentence ?!

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    Hello, Nininaz:

    I think that you have done an excellent job in parsing that sentence.

    In my OPINION:

    (you) = pronoun (understood subject)
    do = verb
    it = pronoun (object)
    well = adverb

    *****

    The main clause ("You do it well") is connected to the subordinate clause by "whatever" (called an "indefinite relative adverb" by some books).

    The subordinate clause:

    you = subject
    do = verb
    whatever = object



    James

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    Re: what is the compounds of the following sentence ?!

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    (you) = pronoun (understood subject)
    do = verb
    it = pronoun (object)
    well = adverb


    James
    Thanks so much. What does 'understood subject' mean?
    Last edited by nininaz; 22-Sep-2014 at 06:31.

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    Re: what is the compounds of the following sentence ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    What does 'understood subject' mean?


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    Hello, Nininaz:

    Here are some examples of an understood subject from A Grammar of Present-Day English by Pence and Emery.


    Come here. = You come here.
    Yes, thank you. = Yes, I thank you.
    Why not write at once? = Why do you not write at once?


    ONLY MY NOTES:

    1. In commands (#1), using the subject could sound rude. In commands, people usually omit the subject. "Do it well" seems to be a friendly suggestion. It is not necessary to include the subject. Sometimes it is fine: "Uncle James is coming to visit us. Now YOU be nice to him." (Maybe you don't like Uncle James.)

    2. Q: Would you like some ice cream?
    A: Yes, thank you. (It would sound unusual to include "I.") But sometimes it's fine: Mona: "Here is the $100 that you asked to borrow." James: "I thank you very much. You are a good friend."

    3. People speak fast (as in #3), so it's not necessary in conversation to be so formal.




    (You) have a nice day!

    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 22-Sep-2014 at 10:47. Reason: spacing

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