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We human beings evolved through the process of natural selection acting on our genes.
About 'acting on...', does it modify 'natural selection' only, or 'the process of natural selection'?
Natural selection is a process, so I can't see that there's any real distinction to be made; I would say it's the whole phrase.
I see. So you think the 'of' used here is the same kind as this one?
The habit of getting up early
Apposition with "of-phrases" is an important issue to be recognized here, IMO.
Originally Posted by Taka
Such expressions are relatable to be-sentences whose subjects are put into of
Natural selection is a process.
The process (that I mean) is natural selection.
the process of natural selection
...[the process (
of = natural selection)] acting on our genes.
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