1. Noprefix00

    Noprefix00 New Member

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    Subject/object (quick question)

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Noprefix00, Sep 30, 2016.

    Hi,

    I have a brief query: is a hostage the subject or object of coercion?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SethLoki

    SethLoki Retired Autodidact Contributor

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    Although I think 'object' I think I'd sidestep, not risk having the reader pause, and use 'means of' or 'means for'.
     

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