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    Object Complement?

    Hi guys.
    I came across 2 sentences in http://www.linguisticsgirl.com.

    1. ''My supervisor considers his least favorite duty dealing with customers.''

    2. ''The teacher declared the extra credit homework to write a report.''

    Both of these sentences, ''dealing with customers'' and ''to write a report'' are object complement.
    My question is:
    Are they adjectival phrases?




    Here is my own example:
    ''He is watching me playing video game now''

    what kind of phrase is ''playing video game''?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Object Complement?

    I consider 'playing a video game' to be a present-participial phrase modifying the pronoun 'me'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Object Complement?

    I think you should say "He is watching me play video games now" instead of "'He is watching me playing video game now."
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Object Complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonkhlim View Post
    Are they adjectival phrases?
    I think 'dealing with customers' is a gerund phrase in #1.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Object Complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think 'dealing with customers' is a gerund phrase in #1.
    Hello Matthew.
    Can I write "he is watching me to play video games now."?

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    #6

    Re: Object Complement?

    No.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Object Complement?

    On which page did you find those sentences, jasonkhlim?

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    Re: Object Complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonkhlim View Post
    Hello Matthew.
    Can I write "he is watching me to play video games now."?
    'Watch' is a verb of perception, so the bare infinitive instead of the to-infinitive should be used after its object.
    For details, see http://www.icaltefl.com/verbs-of-per...nglish-grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonkhlim View Post
    I came across 2 sentences in http://www.linguisticsgirl.com.
    Neither of them can be found on that page.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Object Complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Watch' is a verb of perception, so the bare infinitive instead of the to-infinitive should be used after its object.
    For details, see http://www.icaltefl.com/verbs-of-per...nglish-grammar


    Neither of them can be found on that page.

    Thanks for the explanation.
    Here is the link: http://www.linguisticsgirl.com/nomin...-verb-phrases/

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    Re: Object Complement?

    Sorry guys,
    Another question.

    What about this sentence?
    ''There is so much wonderful stuff happening.''

    In this sentence, ''happening'' isn't an object complement, right?
    What is it?
    Last edited by jasonkhlim; 28-Nov-2015 at 14:17.

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