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Do two verbs mean there are two clauses in a sentence?

I'd like to ask whether the direct object in this sentence is a non-finite clause and thus the sentence is not a simple sentence? Gatsby doesn't want to have any trouble with anybody. I'd analyze ...
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How to understand “there” following “on the wall”?

It is Sunday afternoon. There are two boys in the candy shop. They are looking at the candy. A clerk is cleaning the desk. There is a clock on the wall there. It is five thirty. A sign is next to ...
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What kind of sentence constituent is “a little”?

Tell me a little about yourself. I have got two explanations of "a little": "a little" functions as a pronoun. It means "something" or "a few things" "a little" serves as an adverb of degree, ...
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What kind of sentence constituent of “good night”

She kisses them good night and puts them to bed. Is "good night" a direct object of "kisses"?