infinitive-- is this a direct object or an adverb-why?

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ilovebecki

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This is the sentence..."Find me someone who offered to help." "to help" functions as ??
 

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ilovebecki said:
This is the sentence..."Find me someone who offered to help." "to help" functions as ??

find (verb; imperative)
me (indirect object)
someone (direct object)
who offered to help (relative clause)

who (relative pronoun)
offered (verb)
to help (direct object)

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Casiopea said:
ilovebecki said:
This is the sentence..."Find me someone who offered to help." "to help" functions as ??

find (verb; imperative)
me (indirect object)
someone (direct object)
who offered to help (relative clause)

who (relative pronoun)
offered (verb)
to help (direct object)

All the best, :D




May I suggest a purpose clause ? The infinitive indicates a clear intention/purpose
 

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[quote="McCorner"
May I suggest a purpose clause? The infinitive indicates a clear intention/purpose. [/quote]

Well, I see what you mean, but adverbs of purpose express 'in order to', like this,

1a. Find someone who offered to help. (OK; Object)
1b. Find someone who offered in order to help. (Not OK; Adverb)

By the way, 'to help' is a phrase, an infinitive phrase, which means it lacks tense. :D A clause has tense, as well as a subject. :wink:

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Casiopea said:
Well, I see what you mean, but adverbs of purpose express 'in order to', like this,

1a. Find someone who offered to help. (OK; Object)
1b. Find someone who offered in order to help. (Not OK; Adverb)

By the way, 'to help' is a phrase, an infinitive phrase, which means it lacks tense. :D A clause has tense, as well as a subject. :wink:

Thanks & sorry for my temporary aphasia ("clause" instead of "phrase")
 
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