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Verb patterns and structures - II
Subject + verb + object + complements
Some transitive verbs are followed by an object and an object complement.
Note that in the examples given above, the complement of the object is a noun or noun equivalent. The preposition as or for is sometimes used with verbs elect and chose, but not with the others.
Consider the examples given below.
Here the complement of the object is an adjective. Sometimes to be is used before the complement.
Subject + be + complement
The verb be is followed by a subject complement. The subject complement may be a noun, an adjective, an adverb or an adverbial phrase.
Some intransitive verbs are also followed by subject complements.
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