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use of auxiliary verb

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use of auxiliary verb

Postby mahbub » Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:32 pm

Dear Alan
Would you please help me to explain the use of "are' after "who rent"in the following sentence.

" single mothers on an averase salary who rent are sometimes subjected to discrimination "

How it is possible to use auxiliary verb after principal verb?

Thanks a lot
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Postby Alan » Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:58 am

There's no connection between 'rent' and 'are'! 'Rent' is the main verb of the relative clause 'who rent' and 'are' is the main verb of the sentence (Single mothers... are...).
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