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    Default Complete sentence

    I read a statement from a public domain and have difficulties to understand its grammar structure because I can only find the subject but the verb. Please read the following:

    " An imaging system in which a light source illuminates the photoreceptor so as to erase that photoreceptor after development of a first toner followed by a high slop AC corona system which recharges both the photoreceptor and the first developed toner before exposure and development the next color image."

    I use a limitation of the modification to simplify this statement.

    First step to remove the modification of the “AC Corona system” then it becomes:
    "An imaging system in which a light source illuminates the photoreceptor so as to erase that photoreceptor after development of a first toner followed by a high slop AC corona system."

    Second step to remove the modification of the result of the illumination then it becomes:
    "An imaging system in which a light source illuminates the photoreceptor."

    Third step to remove the modification of the “in which” and it becomes:
    "An imaging system"

    So I believe I read the statement with a subject but missing verb that makes the whole structure as a non-complete sentence.

    Please let me know if I do the analysis correctly.

    Thank you very much!

    JW1212

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    Default Re: Complete sentence

    It's incomplete, but does it have to be a complete sentence or the best possible description. You could put 'it is' at the beginning, which would make it complete, but would it improve the description?

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