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    Smile Hi there..

    Sir,

    I have some troubles with the sentence below

    "The fact that many people here are getting promotion is causing my friend distress"

    Subject is "The fact that many people here", am I right?

    I can't realize which function has the part "my friend distress". Is it IO(my friend) and DO(distress), or DO and OC or something else ?

    Thanks!


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    Re: Hi there..

    Quote Originally Posted by n_tash View Post
    Sir,

    I have some troubles with the sentence below

    "The fact that many people here are getting promotion is causing my friend distress"

    Subject is "The fact that many people here", am I right?

    I can't realize which function has the part "my friend distress". Is it IO(my friend) and DO(distress), or DO and OC or something else ?

    Thanks!

    I'm a "ma'am" but I'll try to answer your questions!
    "The fact that many people here are getting promotion(s)" is the full subject (noun clause: the fact that+s+v)
    "is causing" is the main verb
    "my friend" is the object
    "distress", well, actually I can't remember what it is called (besides a "noun", but its meaning is like a causative verb structure: "causing him to be distressed" .

    Off thetop of my head I can't think if any other causative verbs can take a noun like that, but some other examples of cause + noun are:

    cause her discomfort
    cause her great pain


    Hope that helps!

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    Re: Hi there..

    Thanks ma'am ,

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