I am a speaker of American English, mid-Atlantic dialect. I was thinking of scenarios like the following:
Yesterday, you said to do it this way, and this morning you said to do it that way, and now ...
Proceeding from the internet, I inferred the following thing:
(1) Let me free. — idiomatic
(2) Let me be free. — idiomatic
(3) Let me loose. — idiomatic
(4) Let me be loose. — unidiomatic
That is, &...
A man called Jack opened the door.
The man was called Jack.
In these two examples, 'called' is a past-participle, and the proper noun 'Jack' is a subject complement that renames the noun 'man'.
Is the noun clause an appositive or object complement? Is there any rule or test to identify the noun clause as appositive or object complement?
I have often declared the problem that most students ...
Could anyone please tell me how to distinguish a direct object from an object complement?
Do the two have any radical differences?
In the sentence, "Our childhood experiences have made us what we are"...