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while doing sentence pattern I'am unable to identify which is complement and object clearly.
I know that complement is the one which completes the sense of the sentence but for example
"floods cause destruction". in this sentence which is complement or object? why? explain .

asked by nanbala
  1. There's a good explanation with examples here:
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/objects.htm#complement

    In your example, "destruction" is the direct object (aka, verb complement). It is not an object complement because it's not referring to a direct object; it IS the direct object. Do you see the difference?

    posted by Writeacher

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