23 Jan 2011 — Beautiful
What did the speaker intend "beautiful" to modify?
I think you sang that beautiful.
Click the option(s) that improve(s) the sentence.
I think you sang that beautifully
I found that beautiful
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