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    We dined with Trevor the following Monday

    We dined with Trevor the following Monday.

    I'm doing a test to figure out whether the constituent "with Trevor" is an adjunct or complement to the verb "dine". It is called the "did so" test as some of you may know.

    So my question is, are the following sentences correct?

    1. As I dined with Trevor, Mary did so with Matt. (did so= dined)
    2. I dined with Trevor on Monday, while Mary did so on Wednesday. (did so= dined with Trevor)

    Is "with Trevor" in the first sentence an adjunct or complement to dine?
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    Re: We dined with Trevor the following Monday

    Your sentences don't seem natural at all. Perhaps:

    As I dined with Trevor, Mary dined with Matt.

    And:

    I dined with Trevor on Monday, and Mary dined with him on Wednesday.

    I realize that I haven't exactly answered your questions.

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    Re: We dined with Trevor the following Monday

    We dined with Trevor the following Monday at Judy's with great pleasure. "With Trevor" is stackable; therefore it is an adjunct.

    I am no linguistics expert. I found this anwer via a simple google search. You could have done the same. Is this homework?

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    Re: We dined with Trevor the following Monday

    I'm studying for a final I have next month. And I'm also curious about these things.
    My first intuition was that it was an adjunct, in that you can also move it around the sentence. I tried googling but found nothing concrete. I guess some are better at that than others.

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