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    Question about a verb

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    I was reading a Chemistry article, and the following sentence baffles me.

    Movement of each component is monitored as a function of speed and considers the geometry of different rotor and tube combinations.

    The word "considers", what is the subject for this verb? Thanks.

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    Re: Question about a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by chanbr View Post
    Hi:

    I was reading a Chemistry article, and the following sentence baffles me.

    Movement of each component is monitored as a function of speed and considers the geometry of different rotor and tube combinations.

    The word "considers", what is the subject for this verb? Thanks.
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    It baffles me, too, and I am a native speaker. The subject of the verb appears to be "Movement (of each component)", but this makes no sense to me.

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    Re: Question about a verb

    I think this is what is meant. The monitoring takes into account the speed, the geometry and the tube combinations.

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    Re: Question about a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by chanbr View Post
    Hi:

    I was reading a Chemistry article, and the following sentence baffles me.

    Movement of each component is monitored as a function of speed and considers the geometry of different rotor and tube combinations.

    The word "considers", what is the subject for this verb? Thanks.
    It's a poor sentence. Whatever it is supposed to mean, it doesn't say that.

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    Re: Question about a verb

    Can you quote more of the paragraph? What comes before this sentence?

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