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The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global jobs market, leaving many unemployed, furloughed or working reduced hours as employers implemented sweeping cost-cutting measures.

"leaving many unemployed, furloughed or working reduced hours" is like an adjective to modify "the global jobs market"?

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Functionally, it's an adverbial phrase modfiying the main-clause predicate "wreaked havoc on the global jobs market" and introduces the consequence of the action.

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  • I'd prefer to call it a gerund-participial clause (not a phrase) functioning as an adjunct in clause structure, where the adjunct indicates a resultant situation. It's more of a supplement than a modifier.
    – BillJ
    Aug 5 '20 at 12:16

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