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Reply to "Omitting "to be""

Hello, Arka, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

@Arka posted:

"The steep spiral staircase up to the top of the tower seemed the easiest thing in the world after that."

As far as i understand, we must not omit the "to be" after seemed because it is followed by an object compliment. Correct me if i am wrong, thank you!

Actually, the sentence is fine without "to be" after "seemed" ("to be" is optional there) and does not contain an object complement. Nothing is wrong.

Last edited by David, Moderator
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