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    The inertia assumed

    What does the bold part mean?



    The inertia assumed by some plants in conditions unfavourable to growth

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    Re: The inertia assumed

    What's the rest of the sentence? As it stands, it's incomplete. Always give us full sentences to consider.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The inertia assumed

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What's the rest of the sentence? As it stands, it's incomplete. Always give us full sentences to consider.
    It is whole sentence.
    Reference: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di.../english/rigor.

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    Re: The inertia assumed

    Dictionary definitions are usually incomplete sentences. The one you posted is something like "rigor: a state of rigidity assumed by some animals in reaction to sudden shock". You could make this a proper sentence by replacing the colon with a verb, adding quotation marks, and adding a period ("full stop" in British English) at the end: "Rigor" means a state of rigidity assumed by some animals in reaction to sudden shock.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The inertia assumed

    In future, please post the entire dictionary entry (and a link, if possible) so that we know that's the context in which you saw it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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