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    The question surrounding the continued use of industrial sites, given their vast pollution production, still remains.
    What is the grammatical function of "surrounding"? Does "given...production" describe "site"?
    what is the role of "given their vast pollution production" in the sentence? Does it add meaning to "sites" or "question"? Why is there a comma before it?

    Last edited by jigneshbharati; 20-Nov-2016 at 14:54. Reason: Still confused

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    Re: Surrounding

    'Surrounding' is a present participle modifying 'question'.
    'Given' is a preposition meaning 'considering'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Surrounding

    I see you edited your post after MatthewWai answered it, giving 'still confused' as the reason. As we have no idea what your original question was, we have no idea why you are still confused. It would have been better to submit a follow-up questions.

    It would be polite to post a link if you submit the same question elsewhere We can then read what reponses others have given. This saves wasted time saying what may already have been said.


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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Nov-2016 at 21:13. Reason: Amended quoted username in first sentence.

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