Normal verb + subjective complement

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Dear teachers,

Is the sentence below correct, even if the verb "arrive" is not a linking verb/copular verb ?

1. After all my intensive care, the ceramics arrived broken.

Is "broken" above still regarded as subjective complement ? Is the sentence correct ?

I am much obliged to you for your guidance.

Thanks:)
 

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Dear teachers,

Is the sentence below correct, even if the verb "arrive" is not a linking verb/copular verb ? Yes, it is correct.

1. After all my intensive care, the ceramics arrived broken. I wouldn't use "intensive" there. "intense" would be better, or you could use words like 'great' or 'extreme'. Otherwise the sentence is okay.

Is "broken" above still regarded as a subjective complement ? My understanding is that 'subject complements' only follow linking verbs.

"broken" is a past-participle adjective modifying "the ceramics".



I am much obliged to you for your guidance.

Thanks:)
2006
 
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