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Offline Reinhaert

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Adjectival Complements / Complement Clauses
« on: April 20, 2015, 05:54:15 AM »
Good day.

For an assignment in a university class on Old- and Middle English, it is required of us to analyze certain Old- and Middle-English clauses according to the following criteria:

- The type of complement construction
- The semantic type of complement
- The formal type of clausal complement
- The tense of the complement-taking unit/matrix
- The etymological origin of the adjective

Other than the last of these five, I am rather in a bind as I have little understanding of these concepts. Any help to explain or give examples would be appreciated.

"Hit is no nede to depen vs in this story more þan þe gospel tellith, as hit is no nede to busyen vs to wyte what hiʒte Tobies hownd;"

The bold, underlined word is one such example to be analyzed.

Kind regards,