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Preposition Phrase Options
Hemant Patel 1
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:37:37 PM

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I suspect Tom of stealing those stationery supplies.
The suspects were charged with kidnapping two children.

of stealing those stationery supplies and with kidnapping two children What are they in relation to the verb? Adverbs of Reason?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:52:17 PM

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In my (unorthodox?) view, "stealing … supplies" is an object complement of the verb "suspect … of", and "kidnapping …" an object complement of "charged with".

To me, "suspect [someone] of" and "charge [someone] with" seem to represent a type of phrasal verb which, in its active form, has its two components separated by a direct object.

(But then, I don't claim to be a linguist or a grammarian.)  Whistle

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