0

He must go there in order to sing wonderfully

In the above sentence, i have a couple of doubts. They are as follows :

1.isnt 'in order to' alone a phrasal preposition (& not subordinate conjunction )?

2.isnt 'sing' alone an infinitive ?

3.Am I correct in saying that we can not group 'to' & 'sing' together here to say that 'to sing' is an infinitive ?

4.isnt 'must go there in order to sing wonderfully' the predicate here?

5.isnt 'must go' alone the verb phrase or phrasal verb here?

6.isnt 'there in order to sing wonderfully' the complement of the intransitive verb 'go'?

7.isnt 'in order to sing wonderfully' the adverbial clause (of purpose) here?

8.isnt 'there' a simple adverb here ?(in relation to 'go')

9.isnt phrasal verb different from verbal phrase?

10.isnt phrasal preposition different from prepositional phrase?

  • it is "in order to" not "inorder to". – holydragon Oct 12 '18 at 7:29
  • BillJ If 'there in order to sing wonderfully' is the complement of 'go', I did not understand why you said 'to sing wonderfully' as complement too. Can you explain pls? – CuriousMind Oct 12 '18 at 9:38
  • I'll put up an answer shortly instead of my comments. That may make it clearer. – BillJ Oct 12 '18 at 9:49
0

He must go there in order [to sing wonderfully].

The subject of the sentence is “he” and the predicate verb phrase is "must go there in order to sing wonderfully". "Must go" is not a phrasal verb (even if there were such a thing); in fact strictly speaking, "go there ..." is a separate subordinate clause acting as complement of "must".

“In order” is a compound preposition which has the infinitival clause “to sing wonderfully” as its complement.

Within the preposition phase “in order [to sing wonderfully]”, the bracketed infinitival clause acts as complement of “in order”. The subordinator “to” acts as a marker, where it introduces the infinitival clause.

The PP “in order to sing wonderfully” is a purpose adjunct in clause structure, a separate constituent within the predicate VP.

Locative "there" is an intransitive preposition. Think of as meaning meaning "to that place", where the prepositional meaning becomes apparent.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.