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[south_wind]
The purpose of this community is not to make fun of grammar or punctuation errors. Instead, it is to help others use standard grammar and punctuation in their writing.

Ask me questions about grammar, punctuation, spelling, or style. If I don't know the answer, I can probably find it.

I've not managed a community before, so I'll see how it goes!
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[User Picture]From: bidnez
2004-06-08 09:16 am (UTC)

grammar question

Hello. This is going to seem somewhat inane, but I'd really appreciate any info.
This is the sentence:

"He has watched the scientific data accumulate to show that body weight . . . is not under conscious control."

What is the word 'accumulate' in this sentence? An infinitive in a subordinate clause? Actually, "to show" is probably that.

This seems like something I should know, but can't seem to come up with an adequate explanation. Any enlightenment would be--umm--enlightening.
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