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    Adjectival complement with an intransitive verb

    Dear Sir/Madam

    Usually, an adjective or adjectival complement is used with a be-verb or a link verb, and an adverb or adverbial complement is generally used with transitive or intransitive verb. Can it be used with an intransitive verb as in 'You should live independent of your parents'?

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    Re: Adjectival complement with an intransitive verb

    Hello.

    I would put a comma before 'independent':

    You should live (your own life), (being) independent of your parents.

    It is a 'participial construction', where 'being' is omitted(, I think).


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    Re: Adjectival complement with an intransitive verb

    I would not use a comma before "independent". In this case "live" functions as a linking verb. It means you should "be" independent.

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