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  1. merkatron

    Object or compliment?


    In the following clauses, how would you describe the relative clause's function? Is it functioning as part of the complement?

    [I] [am] [confident] [that you long to hear from me].

    If the sentence were

    I hope that you arrive soon

    instead, how would you then label the parts?

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    Re: Object or compliment?

    The 'that' clause in the first case is an adjective complement of 'confident'. The 'that' clause in the second instance is the direct object of 'hope'.

    [I] [hope] [that you arrive soon].
    S V DO

  3. merkatron

    Re: Object or compliment?

    Thanks, Mr M. Spelling's next on my list to improve!

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