Which of these terms is defined as the substitution of a pleasant word or phrase for a more direct one?
Euphemisms are more sensitive word substitutions.
Traditionally, the Direct Object is defined as the noun that immediately follows the verb (more precisely, the noun in the noun phrase that immediately follows the verb phrase). An indirect object is any noun that does NOT belong to the noun phrase immediately following the verb phrase. In the sentence above, 'license' (from the noun phrase "my license") would be the Indirect Object.
Una piacevole nottata! is one Italian equivalent of the English phrase "Have a pleasant night! Specifically, the feminine singular indefinite article una is "a, one". The feminine/masculine adjective piacevole means "pleasant". The feminine noun nottata translates as "night". The pronunciation will be "OOH-nah pyah-TCHEY-voh-ley noht-TAH-tah" in Italian.
A verb phrase is made up of a verb and its dependents (objects, complements, and other modifiers), but not the subject or its dependents. Examples: Jack runs. (the verb is 'runs', the subject is 'Jack') My brother Jack runs. (the verb is 'runs', the subject is the noun phrase 'my brother Jack') Jack runs daily. (the verb phrase is the verb 'runs' and the adverb 'daily') Jack runs to school. (the verb phrase is the…
Can you locate the gerund or gerund phrase and identify its noun function in the sentence Her daughter likes climbing trees?
What is the appositive phrase in Sherrie was very upset when the movers dropped her stereo system a gift from her parents?
An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun or pronoun just before it. The appositive phrase is a gift from her parents which renames the noun phrase 'her stereo system'. Note: The given sentence is a poor choice as a question for an appositive because the noun phrase 'her stereo system' is actually the direct object of the verb 'dropped'. A noun or noun phrase that renames a direct object is…