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    Deepurple is offline Member
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    Default Grammatical Structure Problem

    "With these hopes and in this belief I would urge you, laying aside all hindrance, thrusting away all private aims, to devote yourselves unswervingly and unflinchingly to the vigorous and successful prosecution of this war."

    I would like to know what the grammatical structure of the underlined expression is. Does it modify the object "you" in the sentence? What function of such a clause is used for?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Deepurple; 24-Sep-2008 at 08:00.

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    colloquium is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Grammatical Structure Problem

    It seems to me that the underlined section modifies the verb devote.

    However I am not entirely sure.

    I am not a teacher.

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