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    #1

    Today is as old as yesterday.

    Today is as old as yesterday.
    Is yesterday here an object?
    the source ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N9ICU0GzYM

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    #2

    Re: Today is as old as yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Today is as old as yesterday.
    Is yesterday here an object?

    the Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N9ICU0GzYM
    I'm very ready to be corrected by a grammarian, but I believe it's a noun phrase. There is no object. The verb "be" ("is" in your sentence) is not transitive so no object comes after it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Today is as old as yesterday.

    I was going to guess that it's the subject of the implied phrase "as yesterday [was]".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Today is as old as yesterday.

    mohammedabo, you need to change 'old' to 'cold' in your title and text.

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    Re: Today is as old as yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    mohammedabo, you need to change 'old' to 'cold' in your title and text.
    Ohhhhh, I thought it was strange kind of proverb or idiom (perhaps a direct translation)!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Today is as old as yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Is yesterday here an object?
    What do you mean by 'object'?

    I think you might really be wondering whether it's a noun. Yes, it is.

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    #7

    Re: Today is as old as yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Today is as old as yesterday.
    Is yesterday here an object?
    the source ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N9ICU0GzYM

    Today is as cold as __ yesterday.

    In simple terms, yes: "yesterday" is object (complement) of the preposition "as".

    The analysis of "yesterday" is somewhat problematic. One solution is to treat it as a comparative clause reduced to just a single element, a noun phrase, functioning as complement of the preposition "as".

    Note that I have inserted the gap notation '___' to show the reduction.

    It’s possible to add material to the position of the gap, cf. "Today is a cold as it was __ yesterday".
    Last edited by PaulMatthews; 24-Oct-2020 at 13:59.

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