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  1. mr.vi.et's Avatar

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    Where is the verb ?

    For most modern airports, the major design problem is scale how to allow adequate space on the ground for maneuvering wide-body jets while permitting convenient and rapid movement of passengers departing, arriving, or transferring from one flight to another.

    In the clause : while permitting convenient and rapid movement of passengers departing, arriving, or transferring from one flight to another.
    permitting convenient and rapid movement of passengers is a noun phrase, isn't it ?
    So where is the verb ? Is that departing, arriving, or transferring ? Please point out to me what structure of that clause is.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Where is the verb ?

    First, "while permitting convenient and rapid movement of passengers departing, arriving, or transferring from one flight to another" is an adverbial clause. Second, "passengers departing, arriving, or transferring from one flight to another" is a noun phrase.



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