At Overnight Prints, you'll get the highest quality printing, using Eco-friendly materials and methods, delivered to you on time.

  1. "using Eco-Friendly materials", does it modify the noun "Overnight Prints", or is it non-essential information of an earlier word, which is quality printing?

  2. "delivered to you on time", is this phrase referring to the subject "At Overnight Prints?"

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    Your text is easily understood, but syntactically it's not really valid. There's no verb for the adverbial element using Eco-friendly materials and methods to modify. To fix that,you'd need to precede it by something like carried out using Eco-friendly... So don't get too hung up on the syntactic deconstruction. May 29, 2023 at 10:18
  • I'd say the using phrase is a supplement, a non-modifier providing supplementary non-integrated content. The past-participial clause "delivered to you on time" modifies "highest quality printing".
    – BillJ
    May 29, 2023 at 10:27
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    @JavaLatte: Erm... because "printing" is a noun, which can only be adjectivally modified, whereas "using Eco-tech" is an adverbial element? All I know is it doesn't look "strictly correct" to me. May 29, 2023 at 11:23
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    @JavaLatte "Mary saw [Peter using Henry's penknife]": I would say "Peter" is the subject of the "using" clause. "Peter using Henry's penknife is what I saw", not "who I saw".
    – nschneid
    May 29, 2023 at 15:03
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    @JavaLatte: I'm not convinced Peter using a penknife is syntactically comparable to printing using Eco-tech. You can treat the former as a noun phrase - something that you saw, but I saw printing using Eco-tech doesn't parse naturally for me. May 29, 2023 at 15:36


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