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The sentence you quote was not written by anybody who was trying to be clear. But apart from lack of clarity, it is grammatically OK. I think that you are understandably being confused by the very complicated noun-phrase at the end of this sentence. In outline it says:'The outcome (also) reflects [something]'. Something = 'the effect [x] has had on the ...


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I think the structure common to all examples is an absolute phrase, also known as absolute clause. Quoting from the first source: An absolute phrase is a phrase that modifies a noun in a sentence, but it is not connected to the sentence by a conjunction. It is set off with a comma only, and it could be removed from the sentence without changing the ...


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I'm surprised I could remember the name of this structure: Reduced Relative Clause; I was just about to give you a hot answer about it when I saw your post edition. Well, since you already know your first question (what the structure name is), I'm going to answer the second question: Do the examples sound correct? The answer is: Yes, they are quite polite ...


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I have checked some material which says "for somebody to do something" is a compound structure used to be attribute such as "It’s time for everybody to go to bed." So in this example (This is the last call for passengers to board Flight 139 at Gate 57.) this is the subject; is the predicate; the last call is the predicative or complement for subject; and for ...


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