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    #21

    Re: Object Complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Your mother, who went out with some random guys, is the only reason you exist.'
    I think the reason here is 'your mother' instead of 'went out with some random guys'.
    I see, Thank you, Matthew Wai.
    But sorry, I have a last question here.
    ''It makes me look desperate.''

    ''look desperate'' is object complement in this sentence?

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    #22

    Re: Object Complement?

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



    Is ''dealing with customers'' ... an adjectival phrase?




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    I have been waiting 24 hours for someone to answer the OP's question, for I, too, want to know the answer.

    I have been checking my books and googling like mad. I have found some information that I think answers that question, but I do not have the confidence to give a "Yes" or "No" to that question.

    "He considers his favorite duty talking to famous people."

    1. I believe that "everyone" parses a gerund phrase as a noun phrase.

    2. One source gives this sentence: "Do you consider memorization of vocabulary learning?"

    a. The source says that the gerund functions as an NP [noun phrase].

    3. In my research, I was reminded that the objective complement often implies a copular relationship.

    a. That is to say, the sentence actually means "He considers his favorite duty to be talking with famous people."

    i. And further refined: "His favorite duty is talking with famous people."

    (a) Most books would, I believe, label "talking with famous people" as a so-called predicate nominative in 3ai.



    The source for 2a is Ms. Nancy Sullivan in her 2014 book Essential Grammar (thanks to Google).
    Last edited by TheParser; 29-Nov-2015 at 18:34.

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    #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonkhlim View Post
    which means sometimes participial phrase can replace a relative clause?
    I think that is the case with the following:
    'Ask the guy who is sitting there.'
    'Ask the guy sitting there.'

    Quote Originally Posted by Osbri View Post
    He is watching me while playing video game
    I take it to mean 'He is watching me and playing a video game at the same time'.
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    #24

    Re: Object Complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonkhlim View Post
    But sorry, I have a last question here.
    ''It makes me look desperate.''

    ''look desperate'' is object complement in this sentence?
    I think "look desperate" might be a causative verb or an object verb or like you said, an object complement but we'll see what others have to say.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (a) Most books would, I believe, label "talking with famous people" as a so-called predicate nominative in 3ai.
    I think it can also be an appositive phrase.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I take it to mean 'He is watching me and playing a video game at the same time'.
    I think you are right so I crossed it out. What do you think about
    He is watching while I'm playing a video game.
    ?
    Last edited by Osbri; 02-Dec-2015 at 11:16.
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    #25

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    Osbri, you seem to have missed three times now that it's "a​ video game" and that a sentence needs to end with a full stop.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #26

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    Sorry
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    #27

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    Sorry.
    Don't be sorry, just try to get it right. See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #28

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    What do you think about
    He is watching while I'm a playing video game.
    ?
    I would say 'I am playing a video game, and he is watching me'.
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    #29

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    I would say "He is watching me play a video game". I wouldn't bother with "while I was playing".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #30

    Re: Object Complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonkhlim View Post
    ''It makes me look desperate.''

    ''look desperate'' is object complement in this sentence?

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    1. One of my favorite books gives this sentence: "He made me go."

    That book says that there are two ways to parse that sentence.

    a. "Me" is the object; "go" (without the "to") is an objective complement.

    b. "Me (to) go" is an infinitive phrase/clause; it is the object of the verb "made."

    i. After some verbs such as "make," the infinitive loses its "to": "The sad movie made me cry." [That's my example, not the book's.]

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    I favor one of those interpretations, but I will keep my choice to myself.

    Authority: Pence and Emery, A Grammar of Present-Day English (1947).
    Last edited by TheParser; 30-Nov-2015 at 13:02.

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