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Can someone help me in identifying SV pairs. As per my understanding, Clauses are the building blocks of any sentence. In addition, there are set of rules to join Independent and Dependent Clauses.
Also, Subject and Verb doesn't reside in prepositional phrases.

When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.

Identifying SV pairs -

Subject - Congress Verb Reconvenes
Subject - newly elected members Verb - will try to establish and to encourage

What is the subject of Verb - will be allowed. My sense says it should be amount. But Since noun "Amount" is following preposition ON, therefore it can't be the subject of the noun - amount.

Can someone please clarify.

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Re: Help Me Please- Identify SV pairs [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2012, 09:11
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Hi,

Can someone help me in identifying SV pairs. As per my understanding, Clauses are the building blocks of any sentence. In addition, there are set of rules to join Independent and Dependent Clauses.
Also, Subject and Verb doesn't reside in prepositional phrases.

When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.

Identifying SV pairs -

Subject - Congress Verb Reconvenes
Subject - newly elected members Verb - will try to establish and to encourage

What is the subject of Verb - will be allowed. My sense says it should be amount. But Since noun "Amount" is following preposition ON, therefore it can't be the subject of the noun - amount.

Can someone please clarify.

Thanks


Hii Himanshu.

When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas


Blue portion is the verb and the subject of the verb is "tighter restrictions".
Please note that a prepositional phrase will never contain the subject of the sentence.

For more on prepositional phrases, do visit:http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-prepositional-phrases-143456.html
That will help you.

Let me know if anything remains unclear.
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Re: Help Me Please- Identify SV pairs [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2012, 14:28
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Hi Himanshu,

When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.

Here are clauses in the sentence:

Cl. 1: When Congress reconvenes, (DC)
Cl. 2: some newly elected members from rural states will try to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain (IC)
Cl. 3: farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas. (DC)

(blue = subjcets, green = verbs)

You identified the correct verb “will be allowed (to grow)”. Logically, who will be allowed to grow grain? The answer is certainly the farmers.

Hope this helps. :)
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Re: Help Me Please- Identify SV pairs [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 04:23
Thanks Shradha for the quickie..
I missed the Farmers part. Here, THAT is working as an object of the clause, which may or may not be written in a sentence. :-) Am I correct

some newly elected members from rural states will try to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain THAT farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.

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Hi Himanshu,

When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.

Here are clauses in the sentence:

Cl. 1: When Congress reconvenes, (DC)
Cl. 2: some newly elected members from rural states will try to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain (IC)
Cl. 3: farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas. (DC)

(blue = subjcets, green = verbs)

You identified the correct verb “will be allowed (to grow)”. Logically, who will be allowed to grow grain? The answer is certainly the farmers.

Hope this helps. :)
Thanks.
Shraddha.

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Re: Help Me Please- Identify SV pairs [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 05:30
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Thanks Shradha for the quickie..
I missed the Farmers part. Here, THAT is working as an object of the clause, which may or may not be written in a sentence. :-) Am I correct

Hi Himanshu,
Yes, you are absolutely correct. "that" is understood here. :)
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