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As either an interrogative or a relative, where can be thought of as a ‘pro-locative’—that is, just as a pro-noun stands for a noun phrase, where stands for a phrase (usually a preposition phrase) expressing location. It most comfortably takes (literal or figurative) spatial locations, either static or the goals of movement, as its referents—the sort of ...


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As @FumbleFingers points out, part of the issue with your first example is the asymmetry of your delimiters. "The youngest of us" is the subordinate phrase that should be removable while leaving the sentence intact. That being the case, you should use the same delimiter either side. Do remember that, unlike some languages such as German, English does not ...


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Yes, "such as" is too formal: I might expect: "It will be more difficult for Bobby to behave well if Peggy is aggressive, hitting and teasing him." e.g. Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence: A ... Page 740 Andrew S. Davis - 2012 He was frequently very aggressive, hitting and kicking other children and often throwing temper tantrums. ...


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To answer your first question: blue is not an object in this sentence. It is a complement, more precisely a predicative complement. There are two sorts of predicative complements: subject-related predicative complement (also known as a subject complement) and object-related predicative complement (a.k.a. object complement). Blue in your sentence is a ...



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