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wowenglish1

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1.The way he treats his mother is so sweet.
2. I like you the way you are.
If "the way(1)" is subject grammatically, I wonder if "the way(2)" is subject or object.
 

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In the second one, "the way you are" describes "you."
 

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2. I like you the way you are.

The way is a noun phrase preceded by a pronoun and followed by an omitted that. Such a modification (pronoun being modified by noun) might be sort of unusual?
Can we propose that the way is a prepositional phrase in its deep structure?

-I like you in the way that you are.
 

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Adding the "that" is okay, but the "in" is not.
 
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