Why there is no auxiliary verb after apparently?

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Why there is no auxiliary verb after apparently?

Post by Anikbd » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:55 pm

He simply stared, apparently waiting for Langdon to shed some light on the scene before them.

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Re: Why there is no auxiliary verb after apparently?

Post by Alan » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:47 am

I'm not sure why you would expect one...

If you were to insert the implied auxiliary, it could no longer be written as a single sentence.

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