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    Phrase question

    Is the following sentence gramatically correct?

    They decided not to go a head with the plan A, meaning they may change the entire approach to the project.

    If so, is the bolded part a gerund phrase?

    Another sentence:

    That was the intention, to help you through the crisis.

    Is the above sentence grammatically correct? If so, is the bolded part also a gerund phrase?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by vcolts; 31-Oct-2009 at 07:04.

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    Re: Phrase question

    Hello vcolts


    The following is an example of a reduced relative clause, and that clause modifies the preceding clause.


    • They decided not to go ahead with plan A, meaning [< which means] they may change the entire approach to the project.
    Note that, a relative clause can modify an entire clause, not just a preceding noun phrase.



    Below, to help you through the crisis is an infinitive construct and it extends the meaning of the subject That:


    • That was the intention, to help you through the crisis.
    • To help you through the crisis was the intention.

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    Re: Phrase question

    Thanks. That is a clear explaination.

    Just to double check, you are saying my second sentence is a grammatically correct usage of an infinitive phrase, right?

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