I understand that a clause contains (in order) a subject, verb and object, like below:
He let his daughter.
"He" is the subject, "let" is the verb and "his daughter" is the object. But what about the sentence below? I need some help identifying the subjects and objects.
He let his daughter listen to the music.
Is this sentence two clauses? He let his daughter and his daughter listen to the music? I enquired about this and I was told that the second cannot be a clause because the verb is not finite. Is this true?
My stance at the moment is:
- Subject: He
- Verb: let
- Object: his daughter
- Subject: his daughter
- Verb: listen
- Object: the music
EDIT: I think I finally have a grasp of the concept after reading the fantastic answers to this question along with some more thinking:
He let his daughter [listen to the music].
In bold I have the subject, italics the verb, bold italics the object and in square brackets I have the phrase.
Could you please confirm if this, and my understanding, is correct?