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    V-ing clause/help
    Message from patricien posted on 21-01-2024 at 06:25:46 (D | E | F)
    Hello everyone,
    I have just read an article having a following paragraph: 'They were unable to prove the hypothesis, citing the difficulty to interpret correlations between culture and environment.'
    What's subject of the verb 'cite' in form of 'citing'?
    Thanks for your explanation.
    Have a good nice day!

    Edited by lucile83 on 21-01-2024 10:18

    Re: V-ing clause/help from laure95, posted on 21-01-2024 at 10:56:53 (D | E)
    citing = the verbe to cite, put in the gerundive form.
    In the sentence, the pronoun "they" corresponds to the people who cited "the difficulty to interprete..."
    Does that help you?

    Re: V-ing clause/help from patricien, posted on 21-01-2024 at 11:46:12 (D | E)
    Yes, it does. Thank Mme.laure95

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