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# Sentence Structure

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CEO
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23 Jul 2007, 08:15
Sales of United States manufactured goods to non-industrialized countries rose to \$167 billion in 1992, an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous year’s figure.

Can someone elaborate on the structure of this sentence? The second half does not resemble an absolute or participial phrase.

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VP
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23 Jul 2007, 08:34
bmwhype2 wrote:
Sales of United States manufactured goods to non-industrialized countries rose to \$167 billion in 1992, an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous year’s figure.

Can someone elaborate on the structure of this sentence? The second half does not resemble an absolute or participial phrase.

It's an appositive that modifies \$167 billion.

pls refer this link for more bytes

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/ ... appos.html

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CEO
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23 Jul 2007, 08:57
Thanks. I was thrown off by the prepositonal phrase middleman (in 1992).

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23 Jul 2007, 08:57
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