Hi, I have some questions about the following sentence: "The intent is to move through the process as quickly as we can, making sure that we take the necessary time to ensure a complete, full, impartial execution of the process."
Apparently, the sentence "making sure that we take the necessary time to ensure a complete, full, impartial execution of the process." is shortened from a complete sentence; Could you please tell me what the complete sentence is? In other words, what is the subject for "making"?
I also want to ask how we can accurately find out the subject for participles like the "making" I just mentioned. According to the grammar books I have seen, they always say "S1+V1+O1, V2ing+O2." can only be the equivalent of "S1+V1+O1, and S1+V2+O2." However, I have read too many English sentences written by native English speakers that do not observe this grammar rule (for example, sometimes native English speakers seem to also change "S1+V1+O1, and O1+V2+O2." into "S1+V1+O1, V2ing+O2." This is just so confusing. Please help me. Thank you.
Try looking at it this way. (Please note, I'm going to modify the sentence to accommodate the ambiguity you see.)
Ex: Our intent is to help her move through the process as quickly as she can, (by) making sure that she takes the necessary time to ensure a complete, full, impartial execution of the process.
=> We are going to make sure that she...
Hope that helps.