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From: "Elizabeth Shown Mills" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Grammar and Punctuation was APG Digest, Vol 2, Issue 557
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 22:48:00 -0600
In-Reply-To: <bd6.1edf899e.346e70fa@aol.com>

Virginia wrote:
>Indeed the colon is not correct following the verb were - but here we open

the Pandora's box of verbs: Tom and Mary are not the direct objects but
the subjective complements (or predicate nouns) following the linking verb
'were' and defining the subject 'Children'.

You're right, Virginia. I was trying too hard to simplify the discussion and
was already losing that battle amid all the other issues that kept flying
out of Pandora's Box. Shall we now debate the role of subjective complements
in genealogical writing? :)


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