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  1. Mad-ox's Avatar
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    #1

    Smile verb/predicate/complement

    hi,

    What is/are the difference(s) among these three words?

    thank you in advance,

    have a nice day ( life ),
    madox

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    Re: verb/predicate/complement

    I'm not sure what your question is.... "Among" refers to three or more, true, but its semantics is restricted to its object; e.g., among [Max, Stan, and Pat].

    The difference among those people is...
    <one difference>

    The differences among those people are...
    <more than one difference>

    I wonder if there are examples, even just one would do, wherein the semantics of a sentence with "among" would be rendered ungrammatical if that preposition's object was semantically connected to a singular verb. Interesting...


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    Re: verb/predicate/complement

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,
    What is/are the difference(s) among these three words?
    thank you in advance,
    have a nice day ( life ),
    madox
    predicate = simple sentence - subject
    verb = phrase that denotes the action, happening, existence; part of the predicate
    subject complement -- phrase that comes after the copula

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