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23 Jan 2011 — Beautiful

What did the speaker intend "beautiful" to modify?

 

I think you sang that beautiful.
I think you sang that beautiful.

 

 

 

Click the option(s) that improve(s) the sentence.

 

1.



I think you sang that beautifully

 

 

 

 

2.



I found that beautiful 

 

 

 

 

3. 

It describes the performance: change sang to made.

"I think you made that beautiful." 

 
 

 

 

 

 

While this American Idol judge is a native English speaker and knows grammar very well, his use of beautiful was a curious choice. It is unclear whether he was speaking informally, creatively, or in error. 

complement (n.) – a word or group of words that completes a grammatical construction

compliment (n.) – an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration

 

 

 Solution - lightbulb  Adjective Complements


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