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    Exclamation believing that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the latest hi

    Hello all,


    "Well, defining happiness is not quite as simple as it might seem. Go into any mall these days and you'll find many people shopping at a frantic pace, "Well, defining happiness is not quite as simple as it might seem. Go into any mall these days and you'll find many people shopping at a frantic pace, believing that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the latest high-tech device."


    Is the bold part reduced adverb clause ? And is it equivalent to the following bold sentence?



    "Well, defining happiness is not quite as simple as it might seem. Go into any mall these days and you'll find many people shopping at a frantic pace, Because they believe that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the latest high-tech device."

    Source: Focus on Vocabulary 1. Chapter 1
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    Re: believing that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the lates

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Hello all,


    "Well, defining happiness is not quite as simple as it might seem. Go into any mall these days and you'll find many people shopping at a frantic pace." "Well, defining happiness is not quite as simple as it might seem. Go into any mall these days and you'll find many people shopping at a frantic pace, believing that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the latest high-tech device."


    Is the bold part a reduced adverb clause(no space)?

    I don't know.

    And is it equivalent to the following bold sentence?

    No. The "Because . . . " phrase is not a sentence. It's a dependent clause. It begins a sentence, but the thought isn't completed. Change the period to a comma, then complete the thought.


    "Well, defining happiness is not quite as simple as it might seem. Go into any mall these days and you'll find many people shopping at a frantic pace, Because they believe that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the latest high-tech device."
    I hope that helps. Someone else can answer your grammar question.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: believing that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the lates

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Go into any mall these days and you'll find many people shopping at a frantic pace, believing that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the latest high-tech device."

    Is the bold part reduced adverb clause ?
    I think that it is a present participial phrase modifying 'people', as is 'shopping at a frantic place'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: believing that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the lates

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think that it is a present participial phrase modifying 'people', as is 'shopping at a frantic place'.
    You meant it is kind of a 'reduced adjective clause' ?

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    Re: believing that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the lates

    I mean it is a phrase functioning as an adjective.
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    Re: believing that happiness is the thrill of buying a new pair of shoes or the lates

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I hope that helps. Someone else can answer your grammar question.
    Answer is here:
    https://www.englishforums.com/Englis...lzrxr/post.htm

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