The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks To Charles Dickens Page
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Identifying Complements
Ex. # 1 from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
Analysis Key

1. I cannot safely leave this place (DO) yet. |

2. The place is national property (PN) now. |

3. They told me (IO) a curious thing (DO). |

4. The shady house was sunny (PA) {with a child's laugh}. |

5. They passed {through the intervening streets}. |

6. Every town-gate and village taxing-house had its band (DO) {of 

     citizen-patriots}. |

7. Mr. Lorry's countenance fell. |

8. Repression is the only lasting philosophy (PN). |

9. The fingers {of the knitting women} were vicious (PA). |

10. Something especially reckless [#1] {in his demeanour} [#2] gave him (IO)

     a disreputable look (DO). |

1. "Reckless" is a post-positioned adjective to "Something." See KISS Level 5.5 - Post-Positioned Adjectives.
2. Note how "in his demeanour" can be explained as an adjective to "Something" and/or as an adverb to "reckless."