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the conveying to an employee of unconditional entitlement to a share in a pension fund

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To me the sentence are just different confusing components: the conveying; to an employee; of unconditional entitlement; to a share; in a pension fund.

For example, in a pension fund which subject it describes? a share, entitlement or employee``` ?

The same question for to a share : what to a share? Does it describe the conveying to a share or the employee to a share?

I can understand easy-structured sentence but this one has so many parallel combinations of prep. and noun.

Edit: After reading it repeatedly, I think a better grouping would be like this: the conveying to an employee and unconditional entitlement to a share in a pension fund Hope my question makes sense y'all. .. Thank you for helping out.

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  • That's only a sentence fragment—or a noun phrase. Although more complex and involving more components, it's effectively no different than simply writing the ball that rolled. What about it? There is a verb, but it's not the main verb of the sentence (which is missing). Instead, it's just part of the noun phrase. As in [the boy who ran away from home] was found safe and sound. The phrase in the question is [the conveying to an employee of unconditional entitle to a share in a pension fund]. What about it? How does the sentence end? ⋯ was unwise? ⋯ was a good idea? Sep 5 '19 at 2:17
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The conveying of something to an employee. That something is "entitlement to a share in a fund" (having the rights for a share in a fund). After adding adjectives that something becomes "unconditional entitlement to a share in a pension fund". Where unconditional means that it can't be denied or taken back.

The constructions are: "entitlement to (sth)", "conveying of (sth)", "conveying to (someone)", share in (something)".

That's how i get it. Hope that helps!

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  • Thank you. Your post is really clear. One more question here. For example "entitlement to (sth)" , I have problem in finding where "sth" is. How you figure out what "sth" is? Is it always the element closest to entitlement?
    – echo Lee
    Sep 5 '19 at 17:35

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