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Question about Sentence structure and phrases.
Tazhus posted a topic in English GrammarHi! I've been trying to nail down my sentence structure, so that I know when a sentence doesn't work. So I have these two lines that are making me sad: 1- Being the boss made Jeff feel uneasy. [Being the boss]: Gerund phrase serving as subject. Made: Verb. Jeff: Direct Object. Now the problem for me is in [feel uneasy.] I've been searching for like an hour and can't decide what it is: Is it a verb phrase serving as subject complement? A verb phrase serving as an object complement? Is it modifying Jeff or Made? I mean what kind of phrase is it and what is function is it serving? In a sentence like this: I like making people happy. People is a noun serving as object and happy is an adjective serving as object complement. But the fact that [feel uneasy] has a verb makes me think it's something different. Second sentence is: 2- Tom's favorite tactic has been jabbering away to his constituents. Now, the website I've been reading (purdue) said that [Jabbering away to his constituents.] is a gerund phrase, which is no problem, but it also said this: jabbering away to (gerund) his constituents (direct object of action expressed in gerund) And that just makes me confused. Shouldn't it be: Jabbering: Gerund. Away: Adverb modifying Jabbering. [To his constituents]: Adverbial propositional phrase. [His constituents.]: Noun phrase serving as object of the preposition to? Hope you can help me. Thanks for reading.
Creative uses of ir + gerund
Stefan posted a topic in Spanish Language | DiscussionHi, I would like to understand how to properly interpret sentences like the following: Las indicaciones ya son como vayais viendo Ya nos irás contando To me, they translate poorly and I would like to get an idea of how to grasp them clearly. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!