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    My parents

    My parents arrived at the airport yesterday.

    Is there any object in this sentence?

    I understand answer is NO. Object is acted by a subject.
    Why we can't say that "arrived" is object here?

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    Re: My parents

    http://www.grammar-monster.com/gloss...reposition.htm
    Having read the above, I think 'airport' is the object of the preposition 'at'.
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    #3

    Re: My parents

    "arrived" is a verb. "the airport" is the object of the preposition "at".


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    Re: My parents

    I think 'to arrive', a non-finite verb, functions as an object in 'My parents intended to arrive at the airport yesterday'.
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    #5

    Re: My parents

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    My parents arrived at the airport yesterday.
    Can we construct passive of this sentence?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Jan-2016 at 13:45. Reason: Fixed quote box

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    #6

    Re: My parents

    "The airport was arrived at by my parents."

    No.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Jan-2016 at 13:45. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: My parents

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Can we construct passive of this sentence?
    No, we can't because at the airport is not the object of the verb arrive, which is intransitive here. At the airport is functioning as an adverbial telling is where they arrived.

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    Re: My parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    No, we can't because at the airport is not the object of the verb arrive, which is intransitive here. At the airport is functioning as an adverbial telling is where they arrived.
    When I grow up I want to be just as smart as you.

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    Re: My parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    When I grow up I want to be just as smart as you.
    Put that into the passive.

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