Thank you.It is the same as in "The caption beneath ran BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU?"
These findings, we would suggest, cast doubt upon his hypothesis.The bold sentence is the main/matrix clause. Of course, it is a noun phrase andn a verb, as E2E4 says... It is the Big Brother... phrase that modifies that main clause...
Thank you. I really mixed them up.A clause is not a part of speech.
"the" is an article.
"caption" is a noun.
"beneath" is a preposition.
"it" is a pronoun.
"ran" is a verb.
You have here a description of words on a poster. It is the exact same structure as the following:
"Excuse me, this is my station", the man standing next to Laura said.
"Venite adoremus", the choir sang.
You can also move the verb:
"Excuse me, this is my station", said the man standing next to Laura.
"Venite Adoremus", sang the choir.
"Big Brother is Watching You", ran the caption beneath it.
It is entirely a matter of stylistic choice -- and I would say Orwell made the write choice, because it just sounds better that way.
Thank you.I think it's an example of the "fronted object", one of the categories you can see here in the comma thread portal:
The reason for the comma is to separate the fronted object from the main clause - I think.
I have changed my mind. I agree now with E2E4 - 'run' must be intransitive so the phrase in question is operhaps a subject complement...A subject complement or an object? That is the question. All would depend on whether we see 'run' as a transitive or intransitive verb. I think I tend to see it as a transitive verb, so the other phrase is probably an object... Or maybe an intransitive verb... This one is confusing.
I had deleted my suggestion of subject complement (not being well up on such terms), but I'm glad someone else agrees with me. I see no difference between "the text ran/said/read + <text>", so I don't see ran as a transitive verb.I have changed my mind. I agree now with E2E4 - 'run' must be intransitive so the phrase in question is operhaps a subject complement...