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He bet me $100 that you would ask him to pull your beard.

How to parse this sentence?

What kind of clause of "that you would ask him to pull your beard."?

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To bet and to wager accept a that-clause as complement.

I bet (that) you cannot jump over this barrel.

Or an indirect object, a direct object, and a complement:

I bet you $100 that you cannot jump over this barrel.

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  • if ""that you would ask him to pull your beard" is a complement,whose complement is it?
    – user48070
    Jun 2, 2015 at 1:29
  • I don't understand what you mean by the word "whose".
    – TimR
    Jun 2, 2015 at 9:38
  • I mean in your explanation, you said that "that you would ask him to pull your beard" can be accepted as complement, so which part does this that-clause complement?
    – user48070
    Jun 3, 2015 at 1:38

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