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    followed up

    "In July, the government struck a funding deal which saw the BBC management agree to shoulder the estimated 750m burden of paying for free licence fees for the over-75s and followed up that action with a green paper set to debate the scope and scale of the corporation." (From The Guardian.)

    Is "the government" a subject in the clause "...
    followed up that action with a green paper set to debate the scope and scale of the corporation" in the above sentence?

    Thank you.
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    Re: followed up

    Yes, the government did two things - they struck a deal, and then followed up that action with a green paper set.

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    Re: followed up

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Yes, the government did two things - they struck a deal, and then followed up that action with a green paper set.
    Not A Teacher
    I not think the Government responded with a green paper set.
    A Green Paper is a specific type document in the UK parlimentary process it should also be capitalised. That is something the editors of The Guardian should have known but Skrej probably would not.
    http://www.parliament.uk/site-inform.../green-papers/
    "Set" in this case means to cause something to start doing something see definition 2.1 here.
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...on/english/set

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    Re: followed up

    Thank you, Mrfatso, for the reply. I understand that "set" in the prepositional phrase "with a green paper set" is the past participle adjectivally modifying "a green paper". Am I right?
    Last edited by tkacka15; 01-Sep-2015 at 23:57. Reason: Correction of space.

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