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    Hi,

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    I don't understand the grammar structure of the underlined part.
    Is it a Participles clause?
    Is it a reduced non-defining relative clause?
    Is it a adverbial participles, adverbial clause?

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    In this year, the investment return is 5%, compared to the requirement of 4%.

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    Default Re: compared to the requirement of 4%

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    I don't understand the grammar structure of the underlined part.
    Is it a Participles clause?
    Is it a reduced non-defining relative clause?
    Is it a adverbial participles, adverbial clause?

    Sentence:
    In this year, the investment return is 5%, compared to the requirement of 4%.

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    I'd call it an adverbial clause (of comparison, modifying the verb 'is')
    "This year the investment return is, compared to the requirement of 4%, 5%."

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    Default Re: compared to the requirement of 4%

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd call it an adverbial clause (of comparison, modifying the verb 'is')
    "This year the investment return is, compared to the requirement of 4%, 5%."
    will the position of the adverbial phrase affect the sentence meaning or emphasis?

    Compared to the requirement of 4%, this year the investment return is 5%

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    Default Re: compared to the requirement of 4%

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    will the position of the adverbial phrase affect the sentence meaning or emphasis?

    Compared to the requirement of 4%, this year the investment return is 5%
    No, it just makes it easier to understand the structure (or more difficult!).

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