Difficult verb to analyze. I´d like to know the way you analyze the ff verb and its complements from the traditional point of view (traditional gramar).
The course cost $ 1000.
Is cost a transitive verb of complete predication or an intransitive of incomplete?
If transitive, I have not been able to find a test that proves that $ 1000 is the direct object.
If intransitive I would consider $ 1000 predicative complement, but what if we add "me" to the sentence? The course cost me $ 1000. A real brainteaser!!