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07 Sep 2007, 14:31
events in one part of the global village may be transmitted to the rest of the village, almost instantaneously.

What is the structure of this sentence?
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07 Sep 2007, 14:34
absolute construction?

B/c it's not modifying the word before the comma, but rather the entire sentence.

Just a stab in the dark...
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07 Sep 2007, 15:29
BMW ..Do you mind me asking what materials do you refer. I mean...Sentence construction... whatttsssthattt??
I had been following your posts, quite techy ones, it got to be more than Manhattan SC. Is it really?
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09 Sep 2007, 04:08
bmwhype2 wrote:
events in one part of the global village may be transmitted to the rest of the village, almost instantaneously.

What is the structure of this sentence?

Events = Subject

(in one part) (of the global village) -- prepositional phrases acting as adjectives modifying events

May (modal) be transmitted (Verb)

Almost (adverb modifying another adverb instantaneously)

Instantaneously (adverb).
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09 Sep 2007, 04:12
misterJJ2u wrote:
absolute construction?

B/c it's not modifying the word before the comma, but rather the entire sentence.

Just a stab in the dark...

Commendable effort. However, almost instantaneously is not really modifying the entire sentence. It's actually modifying the verb transmitted.

But your concept is pretty solid.
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09 Sep 2007, 04:13
somethingbetter wrote:
BMW ..Do you mind me asking what materials do you refer. I mean...Sentence construction... whatttsssthattt??
I had been following your posts, quite techy ones, it got to be more than Manhattan SC. Is it really?

You can compile a veritable Grammar Book out of mademoiselle's posts
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09 Sep 2007, 13:51
dwivedys wrote:
somethingbetter wrote:
BMW ..Do you mind me asking what materials do you refer. I mean...Sentence construction... whatttsssthattt??
I had been following your posts, quite techy ones, it got to be more than Manhattan SC. Is it really?

You can compile a veritable Grammar Book out of mademoiselle's posts

not a female. i already said that in various posts.

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t49384
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09 Sep 2007, 13:54
somethingbetter wrote:
BMW ..Do you mind me asking what materials do you refer. I mean...Sentence construction... whatttsssthattt??
I had been following your posts, quite techy ones, it got to be more than Manhattan SC. Is it really?

i use only OG, MGMAT and SC1000. I just take a deeper look, asking myself why the sentence is structured in a certain way and how can ETS make the sentence more complex. I really want to learn rather than score high on the GMAT. However, one would most definitely lead to the other.
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09 Sep 2007, 13:56
bmwhype2 wrote:
events in one part of the global village may be transmitted to the rest of the village, almost instantaneously.

What is the structure of this sentence?

Just figured it out a few moments ago. It is an absolute construction.

Absolute phrases add insight that modifies the subject of the independent clause.

His subordinates, their faces all sweaty, called for him.

They all knew it could be undone, in an instant.
They all knew it could be undone – in an instant.
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09 Sep 2007, 14:00
Here is a wild sentence I found on TestMagic forums when I was researching absolute phrases.

The architecture exhibited in the Empire State Building and conveyed us an idea of the prevailing attitudes of the day is important for the historical and cultural value it represents.

Try to parse it.
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17 Sep 2007, 13:33
bmwhype2 wrote:
Here is a wild sentence I found on TestMagic forums when I was researching absolute phrases.

The architecture exhibited in the Empire State Building and conveyed us an idea of the prevailing attitudes of the day is important for the historical and cultural value it represents.

Try to parse it.

I had the answer written down but I lost it
17 Sep 2007, 13:33
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