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    Is this statement subjunctive?

    They saw them walk home.

    Is walk subjunctive?

    How do you parse it?

    I am confused.

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    Re: Is this statement subjunctive?

    Verb + object + gerund / infinitive; e.g. see someone do / doing something

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    Re: Is this statement subjunctive?

    Thank you Soup,

    Guess I need more than just parsing.

    Could "walk home" be considered a bare infinitive phrase, an infinitive phrase without the "to", modifying "them"?

    So: Could it be called a bare infinitive acting as an adjective modifying "them"?
    Or, how about a bare infinitive acting as a noun complement of "them"?

    Are one of these correct?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Is this statement subjunctive?

    Quote Originally Posted by donnach View Post
    Could "walk home" be considered a bare infinitive phrase, an infinitive phrase without the "to", modifying "them"?
    Yes. That's exactly what it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by donnach
    Could it be called a bare infinitive acting as an adjective modifying "them"?
    Or, how about a bare infinitive acting as a noun complement of "them"?
    Your answer is here The Function Of Phrases (Psst. Look for Peter dashing across the quadrangle.)

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