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Chapter Twenty Eight: On The Division Of Verbal Complements

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There are five types of verbal complements, namely, the absolute complement, the patient of the action, the adverbial complement, the complement of purpose and the complement of accompaniment. The absolute complement is the infinitive, and if one likes, one can say that it is the essence of the action of an agent. The patient is something that the actions are performed upon. The adverbial complement can be of two types, namely, that of time and that of place, because these are the circumstances of the action. There two types of (complements of) place, namely, undefined and specific. The complement of purpose is always an infinitive. The complement of purpose always appears alongside a verb that is not derived from it. 'Understanding' and 'consoling' are infinitives, which (specify what) the coming takes place for.

Keywords: absolute complement; adverbial complement; infinitive; verbal complements



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