Very English LearnerGuest
I often read sentences like
1) global warming is melting the ice faster than had previously been thought.
2) If occurred, you would not be charged for penalty
I can sense that after if or than, it and be-verb are often deleted.
Could you tell me the right way?
how come this happen?
Last edited by bianca; 25-May-2007 at 05:57.
I've never heard anything like 2 though; some kind of subject is needed: 'If this/it/that [and maybe, in legal documents, "such noun"] occurred...'.
You can avoid having the subject if you avoid having a verb: 'In the event of such an occurrence...'; but that sounds pretty pretentious, when all it means is 'if that happens'.