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    Noun phase?

    " the chaos is evidence that leaving the euro would be disastrous for Greece, not least because modest gains from the default and devaluation would be overwhelmed by political and economic instability" (sentence quoted from "The Economist")

    in this sentence, after the "because", there are two parts, one is noun phase and another one is just SVO structure. i just wonder if the first part is incorrect or i should use different angle to view this sentence. Thanks a lot

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    Re: Noun phase?

    Welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by josephyu1019 View Post
    " The chaos is evidence that leaving the euro would be disastrous for Greece, not least because modest gains from the default and devaluation would be overwhelmed by political and economic instability" (sentence quoted from "The Economist")

    In this sentence, after the "because", there are two parts: one is noun phase and the other one is just SVO structure. I just wonder if the first part is incorrect or if I should use a different angle to view this sentence.
    Please note my amendments to your post. Always capitalise 'I' and the first word of every sentence.

    The noun phrase 'modest gains ...' and 'devaluation' are joint subjects of the passive verb 'would be overwhelmed'.

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    Re: Noun phase?

    Note that your title should read "Noun phrase", not "Noun phase". In fact, a better title would have been "modest gains from the default" - thread titles should include some or all of the words you are querying, not just an indication of the general subject of your query.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Noun phase?

    Well, I guess you could say a gerund is a just a verb going through its noun phase.....

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    Re: Noun phase?

    Thank you all of you. Sorry I am new in the forum. Thank you very much

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    Re: Noun phase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum.Please note my amendments to your post. Always capitalise 'I' and the first word of every sentence.

    The noun phrase 'modest gains ...' and 'devaluation' are joint subjects of the passive verb 'would be overwhelmed'.
    No, I don't think so. I think "default and devaluation" are together. They are joint objects of the preposition "from." The modest gains from the D&D would be overwhelmed by...

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