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A girl can really enjoy herself at the lake. They show a different relationship to the complement see Chapter 5. It’s almost time to go.

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Essential English Grammar

The new office is located more conveniently. You’ve successfully reported this review. Indirect Objects In addition to direct objects and predicate complements, there is a construction called the indirect object, sometimes used after action verbs. There is a fire in the fireplace. The title should be at least 4 characters long. He has contributed most generously to our campaigns. The man whom you accused is not guilty. Picture, captain, and unsettled are called predicate complements.

I have been taking vitamin pills.


You may find that there are several words which will work equally well. Hence the two main kinds of verbs are action verbs go, see, want, talk, behave, need, etc. Compound Personal Pronouns Relative Pronouns. English Made Simple, Revised Edition.

We were speaking together recently. Pronouns, on the other hand, are a fairly fixed group of words. A and an are the indefinite articles; the is the definite article. Saul will be a lieutenant by the end of the year.

The ship disappeared over the horizon. If has his orders, we can get started.

Cake and cousin are complements. We can never thank you enough. It is always dramatic or emotional. The pronoun what refers to things or abstracts. I need a screwdriver to loosen this. Possibly the best route would be across the causeway. Many of the words listed as prepositions can also be used as ad- verbs see page Two Kinds of Complements There is another significant difference between the two kinds of verbs. Collins Common Errors in English. I can guess whom you’re referring to.

The rules for forming the possessive are clear and rather simple: An Introduction to the Study of Speech. Which building did they rent for their new office?

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Illustrated below are some of the various possible combinations, with different kinds of verbs and complements: Who did you take to the party? Indeed your arguments are very plausible.


The reciprocal pronouns also use the apostrophe for the possessive: The use of shall to express determination in the essentiak or third person is still sometimes preferred for its literary or gucoer flavor. Ilyes Hassounet rated it really liked it Sep 22, Relative Pronouns The definite relative pronouns are who, which, and that.

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The wind that comes in the spring. The ordinary small-town practitioner will suffer under this arrangement.

Classifica- tion according to structure will be discussed in Chapter 1 8. The system was working very well until you came. These pronouns occur in constructions called relative clauses. The new office is more convenient but less attractive.

As a rule you can easily tell the difference, since the preposition is followed by an object: It could not have been mended.

How to form possessives correctly. That is the test you should use when you put an s at the end of a word, to determine whether the sense is plural or possessive — or both. The complete predicate is tossed violently in the high wind; but the main word is tossed.