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Questions tagged [objects]

Questions about the part of speech governed by prepositions and active transitive verbs.

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How tran­si­tiv­ity is de­fined in CGEL

This ques­tion is specif­i­cally for those who are fa­mil­iar with the 2002 edi­tion of The Cam­bridge Gram­mar of the English Lan­guage by Hud­dle­ston and Pul­lum. The book has this pas­sage at ...
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a relative pronoun/adverb as an adverbial

He collects some cars that are antique. I know the relative pronoun “that” is the subject of “are” here. This is the letter (that) my mother sent me. I know the relative pronoun “that” is the ...
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Plural subject, plural object

My question is a bit hard to explain, but I was wondering about whether or not there was a rule for how subject and objects should be pluralized. This is the sentence that sparked my curiosity: ... ...
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How is this structure named in English grammar? (main clause + object + -ing form)

I've been hearing this sentence structure for a while, so i wanted to learn about it but couldn't find specific information on the internet since i didn't know how this structure was named in English ...
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I am confused with usage about 'the' and object complement

Is the sentence as below correct in grammar? And is it clear enough? Please copy & paste keyword, mykeyword, into the search box of Google Play Store app or website to locate this pure app ...
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What is the trail of logic in the sentence

Consider the sentence You don't need to patronize me. To patronize is an infinitive. But I can't understand why use of me is right. Is it the object of the infinitive or of the need verb? Can an ...
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Direct and indirect object with “give” and “buy”

I have been studying Longman's English grammar book, and something is really confusing me: We can put it and them after the verb: Give it to me. Buy them for me. Do it for me. With e.g. give and buy, ...
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Can an adverb be placed between a verb and its direct object?

The direct object usually follows the verb, not the adverb. For example, we say I love you deeply instead of I love deeply you. However, there are instances where the direct object is so long that the ...
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What's the correct way to parse this sentence structure?

Consider the prototypical sentence: Let us get back to me watching TV. What's the correct breakdown of each piece of this sentence? I was trying to use this as an example of why the correct ...
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Using “what” as a noun or object

I saw a sign outside a factory office that said: If you don't have what to do, don't do it here. I've also heard this word usage in the phrase: Do you have what to eat. Is this grammatical or ...
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Tricky who vs whom usage

I'm having trouble deciding which to use in this case. My instinct is "whom" because the person being loved is the object, but I can't confirm it using the standard tests of replacing with "her/she", ...
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Grammatical analysis of these two sentences

Isn’t Istanbul a good city? and Istanbul is a good city, isn’t it? In (1) what is the term for how “Isn’t Istanbul” is being used here? At first it looks like its function is to act as ...
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Object or complement with “have”

Take the following sentence: "He has blue eyes" Does "blue eyes" act as an object or a complemet? Would the answer be different in a sentence such as:
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Should a comma come before 'you' in this sentence?

I'm wondering whether a comma should precede the pronoun 'you' in the sentence examples below: That's not how the computer works, you fool. Thanks for the assignment tips, you saviour. Whenever I ...
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The clause in “it is adjective that clause ” structure

{it} + {passive verb} + [that] + {clause} It + is said + that + Jesse Owens was one of the most important athletes of the 20th Century. "Jesse Owens was one of the most important athletes of the ...
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“it” as object?

In a worksheet we had the statement "I love it here. Let's return next year." A student asked what "it" refers to and I'm not exactly sure myself. Is the "it" here a kind of dummy it?
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Nature of object in this sentence— Relative pronoun or adjective clause or something else?

In the sentence: I found a car covered in snow. "Car" is obviously the object of the sentence. But what kind of object is it? The term "covered in snow" modifies the object "car". But it can also ...
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Dependent or Independent clause?

Is "The way people write has changed" an independent clause or dependent clause? In any case please explain in detail. What is the subject, verb and object if there is or if there isn't. Thanks in ...
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Subject-matter of x, subject of x, object of x

Please help me understand the difference in meaning an nuance between the following phrases: Subject-matter of x (e.g. subject-matter of a book) Subject of x (e.g. subject of a discussion) Object of ...