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    #1

    This game appears to be well-designed.

    Hi forum!

    'This game appears to be well-designed.'

    1. In my example, 'to be well-designed' belongs together (infinitive phrase), taking the role of a predicate adjective. Ok?


    'I still have some trouble to recognise phrases.'

    1. Is 'to recognise' again part of an infintive phrase? Does it have the the function of an adjective (describing trouble)?


    Phrases are indeed a little troublesome for me.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: This game appears to be well-designed.

    I'm afraid you have to write I still have some trouble recognizing phrases.​ Hopefully a more capable grammarian will chime in to explain why.
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    Re: This game appears to be well-designed.

    Thank you for your contribution!

    'Recognising' would still be a verbal, so the question wouldn't change: Is 'recogising phrases' a phrase, and what's its funktion? Same for 'to be well-designed'.

    Thanks for your help and effort.

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    Re: This game appears to be well-designed.

    I consider 'recognizing phrases' a present participial phrase functioning as an adjective modifying the subject 'I'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Hedgehog View Post
    'to be well-designed'.
    I would omit the hyphen.
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    Re: This game appears to be well-designed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Hedgehog View Post
    some trouble to recognise phrases.
    It sounds as if the trouble was intended to recognize phrases, as 'an effort to recognize phrases' is one that is intended to recognize phrases.
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