V n n
Most of the verbs with this structure are concerned with:
Structure II: Verb with Object and Object Complement
|Verb group||noun group||noun group|
|Music magazines||proclaimed||her||their new genius.|
|Verb group||noun group|
|Cerdic the Saxon||was crowned||King of the Angles.|
|He||was ordained||a Catholic priest.|
naming or labelling e.g. call, term
putting someone or something in a particular position e.g. elect, nominate
thinking or considering e.g. adjudge, deem
causing e.g. make
The noun group following the verb indicates the person or thing that is named or considered.
In 1987, the BBC appointed him their Deputy Editor of News and Current Affairs.
My children called him Uncle Frankie and were always delighted to see him.
The Home Office considered him a potentially dangerous enemy alien.
If you elect me president, you will be better off four years from now than you are today.
She thinks that if she makes a mess of this marriage she'll be labelled a complete and utter failure for the rest of her life.
In Mexico, his writing has made him a well-known public figure.
I make it ten o'clock.
The latest variant of the virus has been rated a medium threat, and has reportedly infected at least one large European company.
In the case of fancy, feel, and prove, the noun group following the verb is always a reflexive pronoun. This pattern is V pron-refl n.
He was thrown in at the deep end and proved himself a good swimmer.
In the case of make, the second noun group is often an amount This pattern is V n amount.Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with Object and Object Complement
acclaim (usu passive) account (usu passive) adjudge (usu passive) anoint appoint be born brand call christen (usu passive) code-name (usu passive) consider count crown (usu passive) declare deem designate dub elect fancy feel find hail (usu passive) label (usu passive) make be misnamed name nickname nominate ordain (usu passive) proclaim pronounce prove rate be rated re-elect (usu passive) rename rule tag (usu passive) term title vote bring up
A penalty goal made it 13-3 at half-time.