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subordinate clause without subject

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subordinate clause without subject

Postby vpkannan » Thu May 29, 2014 7:29 am

Dear Alan

Is it proper to use a finite verb without subject in the subordinate clause as in:

3 a. 'Many people came than had been invited' instead of
3 b. 'Many people came than who had been invited' or
3 c. 'Many people came than the number of people who had been invited'

2 a. 'I drank before smoked' instead of
2 b. 'I drank before I smoked' or
2 c. 'I drank before smoking'

With regards

V P Kannan
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Re: subordinate clause without subject

Postby Alan » Thu May 29, 2014 7:43 am

No!
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