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03 Nov 2008, 09:37
I was reading thru Manhattan SC and came across this exercise question.
I am unable to understand why is this right? Can anyone please explain why.

Planting all these seeds is more involved than i thought.

Is it possible to rephrase the above sentence so that the subject comes before the verb?

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03 Nov 2008, 12:07
"Planting all these seeds" is the subject here that begins with a gerund.

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03 Nov 2008, 13:10
gdmat720 wrote:
I was reading thru Manhattan SC and came across this exercise question.
I am unable to understand why is this right? Can anyone please explain why.

Planting all these seeds is more involved than i thought.

Is it possible to rephrase the above sentence so that the subject comes before the verb?

The main verb is "is" and the main subject is "planting all these seeds". If you want to rephrase it the way you said, I am afraid the meaning will not be the same.

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03 Nov 2008, 19:31
Subjective phrase - singular

Please refer noun phrase - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/phrases.htm

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Re: Explanation needed   [#permalink] 03 Nov 2008, 19:31
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