Infinitive phrase question

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Infinitive phrase question

Unread post by dudabrad » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:58 pm

In the following sentence, what is the function of "to be pillars"?
Bill and Tom were reputed to be pillars of the community
Is "to be pillars"
a) the direct object
b) an object complement
c) an adverbial phrase
d) something else?

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