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    #1

    Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding

    Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding.

    Is this a sentence?
    What is the difference between #1 and #2?
    1. Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding.
    2. Field boundaries are shown to facilitate understanding.
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding.

    Is this a sentence?
    What is the difference between #1 and #2?
    1. Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding.
    2. Field boundaries are shown to facilitate understanding.
    Thank you.
    Without more context both are unclear as to meaning.

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    #3

    Re: Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding

    Here is context. It is in my slide.
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    Last edited by anhnha; 10-Dec-2012 at 21:43.

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    #4

    Re: Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    1. Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding. It is not a sentence as it has no main verb. As a caption to the chart it's perfectly understandable (or will be to those who understand the chart).

    2. Field boundaries are shown to facilitate understanding. This is a sentence: 'are' makes it so.
    Rover

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    #5

    Re: Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding

    Originally Posted by anhnha
    1. Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding. It is not a sentence as it has no main verb. As a caption to the chart it's perfectly understandable (or will be to those who understand the chart).

    2. Field boundaries are shown to facilitate understanding. This is a sentence: 'are' makes it so.
    Thanks, Rover. (OK, OK, I know we are supposed just to 'like' posts that have done their job, but I, a native speaker, had no idea how to respond to the OP). I am posting this 'thanks' to assure learners that they need not despair if they had no idea what the OP was about.
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    #6

    Re: Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding

    To me, the "are" was understood in the first sentence.

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    Re: Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding

    Is "sentence" 1 a noun phrase?

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    #8

    Re: Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding

    Thank you very much. It is really what I want to know.

    I think that "Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding" can be a subject in a sentence and we can make a sentence like this:
    Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding are in blue.
    And there is a point that is not clear to me, can you explain about it?
    When we write "
    Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding" as a caption to a chart or something else, we cannot put a period at the end of the phrase like this:
    Field boundaries shown to facilitate understanding.

    It is only what I think, is it right?


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