Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Mick O'Donnell On Cause

Michael O'Donnell wrote on sysfling on 3/7/12:
"we have been raised to love and care"
Actor: -
Process: material (have been raised)
Goal: We
Circumstance: "to love and care" (which is maybe Result, as Reason/Purpose
don't fit).

Blogger Comments:
love and care are processes not participants here,
and to love and care is a dependent clause complex of Cause: purpose
(or a dependent clause, if love and care is treated as a paratactic verbal group complex).