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Sentences that make me confused

Sometimes sentences make me confused... even if its clear to understanding.

1. "Does not contain eggs or animal fat". This is text from candy's wrap. It is clear that this candies are not harmful for humans. But... Where is subject in this sentence?

2. "New road layout ahead". This is road sign in our city. But maybe should be "New road layout IS ahead". Every time, I read something like "every sentence must contain a verb", there is not.


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 30,477 mod
    IT does not contain eggs or fat.

    Yes if you are writing correct English @AndrewSotnikov you are right. But for a sign, to keep it short, everyone will understand if you drop the 'is'. The same applies to the 'it' in the first phrase.
  • AndrewSotnikovAndrewSotnikov Posts: 55 ✭✭
    > @mheredge said:
    > The same applies to the 'it' in the first phrase.
    Does this rule apply just for "it" or for noun in all?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 30,477 mod
    You could say the candy does not contain artificial colours or it does not contain artificial colours. It is used when you know what is being referred to rather than repeating the noun all the time.

    The cat sat on the mat. It had big green eyes.
  • AndrewSotnikovAndrewSotnikov Posts: 55 ✭✭
    I saw one sentence ”when the car she was in came off a bridge and landed on the road underneath”. I dont totally understand this part ”the car she was”, is it equal to ”the car where she sat”? And why are two nouns one by one?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 30,477 mod
    @AndrewSotnikov you understood this correctly. So the car that she was sitting in or 'the car she was in' mean the same thing.
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