"I will make you happy with this present."

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"I will make you happy with this present."

 

 

Do you think that 'with this present' modifies (be) 'happy' or 'will make you happy'? I think either one is okay and there is not a meaning difference. What do you experts think? Please help me out again with your wisdom.

 

I wish this one would be the last question about English :)

asked Nov 30 '12 at 07:36 Hans Contributor

“This present will make you happy.”

Sage MauldinNov 30 '12 at 19:48

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Try moving the prepositional phrase. With this present, I will .... As you can see here, the prepositional phrase is being used as an adverb that modifies "will make."

link comment answered Nov 30 '12 at 13:42 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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