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    #41

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    What I was thinking to say is that the noun that you call 'indirect object' can be the object of the prepositions, 'to' and 'for', in a prepositional sentence structure. What do you think? If you still think it isn't, I will stop trying to change your mind.
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    #42

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Verbal objects do not occur in prepositional phrases. You can stop trying to change my mind, because you won't.

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    #43

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Is this a real sentence somebody is going to use? Because if it is the part where they tell him what they need to tell him seems to be missing.
    Yes, the sentence is written in a formal letter which I received from an international financial company.

    Sometimes, I learn English whenever I come across.
    I’m their customer so it is not serious business to me. I read and try to learn some English from it.
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    #44

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Verbal objects do not occur in prepositional phrases. You can stop trying to change my mind, because you won't.
    What verbal object are you talking about? and I meant to say I should stop telling you what I think because you might not understand.
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    #45

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    I understand just fine. I just don't agree with you.

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    #46

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Can you tell me what verbal object you are talking about?
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    #47

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    See posts 32 and 33.

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    #48

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    I think a verbal object is the direct/indirect object of a verb, as opposed to a prepositional object.
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    #49

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Verbal objects do not occur in prepositional phrases. You can stop trying to change my mind, because you won't.
    Are you saying someone can't say "I want to give something to you"?

    I never said a verbal object can be in a prepositional phrase. It might though.
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    #50

    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    I think he means that the object used after a preposition must be a prepositional object rather than a verbal object.
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