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  • A clause having a subject beginning with preposition is used occasionally.

Does this sentence make any sense? I think this sentence means that a clause has a subject phrase that was started with preposition, and such kind of clause is used occasionally.

Please say what you think. I want better way to rewrite the sentence stated above.

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    A clause which has a subject that begins with a preposition is used occasionally. – Alejandro Dec 24 '15 at 12:39
  • Thanks for your sentence. Do you think that the given example is wrong? – Azahar Ali Dec 24 '15 at 12:46
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    I think is understandable but poorly rephrased. – Alejandro Dec 24 '15 at 12:48
  • A clause having a subject that starts with preposition is used occasionally- does it sound natural? Or is it a good sentence? – Azahar Ali Dec 24 '15 at 12:51
  • I can't confim whether it sounds natural or not since I'm not a native speaker but most of books use begin instead of start when writing sentences. – Alejandro Dec 24 '15 at 13:00
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Is a more natural sounding sentence is

A clause having a subject beginning with a preposition is used occasionally.

without the a you will sound non-native.

This sentence is fine:

Does this sentence make any sense?

As per @Subjunctive:

I think this sentence means that a clause has a subject phrase that begins with a preposition

because you are asking about a collection (of types of clauses):

and such types of clauses are used occasionally

Since you are wondering about how to improve your sentence:

I would like a better way rewriting this sentence, please suggest any improvements.

Although what you wrote is understandable:

Please say what you think.

is asking for an opinion, whereas you are asking for suggestions, and again the a:

I want a better way to rewrite the sentence stated above

without which to a native ear will signal you as a non-native speaker

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