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"It" is a precursory subject or mere indicator that the real subject is at the end: to bring me a present. You could also say: To bring me a present | is generous of you. Adjectives can have a complement. Link You have to fill in " What is an adjective complement?" in the search field.
I don't know where you see "reply my mail". I don't encounter that in America. Some dictionaries show reply as only an intransitive verb (one that does not take a direct object). Some mention a_transitive_ usage, but only with a "that" clause (She replied that she was going to come.) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/reply Those that include a transitive ...
The bird in the tree | sang | happily. The bird in the tree: subject sang: verb happily: adverb The noun group "the bird in the tree" has the main element bird and as subelements "the" and "in the tree". "in the tree" is a shortened relative clause: the bird (that is ) sitting in the tree.
The prepositional phrase here is describing the type of bird by giving its location. If the sentence were to be phrased "The bird sang happily in the tree", it would be answering the question where as you said. It would then be supporting the verb sang. However, currently, the prepositional phrase is describing the bird, and the question "Where?" is an ...
John Lawler is right when he says "as long as the sentence ends here it can end with either me or I". When the sentence goes on with a verb form only "I" is right. The question is what was originally the correct case. I suppose the correct case was subject case. At some time the manner came up to use the object case me instead of the subject case I when the ...
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