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# SV Pair confusion

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24 Jan 2018, 00:22
Hi,

I recently came across a sentence and the SV pairs in that sentence have been puzzling me since. Could someone please me figure out the SV pairs in the below sentence.

[i]The UV radiation emitted by the Sun is carcinogenic and hazardous in ozone-free areas[/i]

According to me 'UV radiation' is the subject and 'emitted' is the verb. But then what is the subject for the verb 'is carcinogenic'?

Thanks !
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24 Jan 2018, 00:28
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Darth wrote:
Hi,

I recently came across a sentence and the SV pairs in that sentence have been puzzling me since. Could someone please me figure out the SV pairs in the below sentence.

[i]The UV radiation emitted by the Sun is carcinogenic and hazardous in ozone-free areas[/i]

According to me 'UV radiation' is the subject and 'emitted' is the verb. But then what is the subject for the verb 'is carcinogenic'?

Thanks !

Hi,

"emitted" is not a verb, it's a past participle modifying radiation. You can think of it as - adjectival in nature, modifying the noun radiation. Here the verb is "is". "Is" is the linking verb, linking the subject with the adjectives "carcinogenic and hazardous".

Hope this helps!
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25 Jan 2018, 10:24
Hi Darth, indeed as sdlife has indicated above, emitted is used as a Past Participle here and not as a verb.

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