V n adj
Structure III: Verb with Object and Complement
|Verb group||noun group||adjective group|
|Shares||ended||the day||slightly lower.|
|The Nikkei average||started||the day||higher.|
Structure information: Verb with Object and Complement
Verbs with this structure are concerned with beginning or ending a day, or other period of time, in a particular state. Clauses with this pattern are usually about financial markets, and the adjectives are frequently lower and higher.
begin end finish start
The dollar began the day sharply lower on expectations of continued easy going in the Gulf War.