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Here are two sentences which I am not sure about their structure, please help me analyze.
1). Squeezed and heated by tidal forces beyond comprehension, the tortured matter.
2). Within the six million liber voters there much volatility.
My question is :
1) are there sentences?
2) if they are , then what are subjects , objects and predicates?
Thanks for help in advance.
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Hello Jacklong

[1] Squeezed and heated by tidal forces beyond comprehension, the tortured matter.
[2] Within the six million liber voters there much volatility.

The sentence [1] makes some sense.
The subject is "the tortured" and the predicate is the intransitive verb "matter" (=discharge pus).

The sentence [2] should be corrected as
"Within the six million liberal voters, there is/was much volatility."

paco
Both sentences are incomplete and are therefore grammatically incorrect sentences. There is no main verb in either sentence. They may be corrected like this:-

1) a)The tortured matter WAS squeezed and heated by tidal forces beyond comprehension.
or b)The tidal forces squeezed and heated the tortured matter beyond comprehension.

2) Within the six million liber(?) voters there IS much volatility.
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Sorry but could somebody explain to me the meaning of the first sentence - because I suppose it is a phrase tortured matter
You will have to ask "jacklong" for that. I just presumed it to be a "noun subject" and grammatically corrected the sentence.
My interpretation is:

Having been squeezed (=subjected to pressure) and heated (=bodily inflamed) by the tidal forces that were beyond human comprehension, the tortured (=wounded) people are secreting puss.

paco

[PS] The first definition of the intransitive verb "matter" is "discharge puss", according to OED.
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Yet, a hint at context would be great... Emotion: tongue tied
Perhaps a verb such as 'erupts' completes the first sentence; or some other verb denoting violent motion.

The sense would then be that the matter (i.e. physical matter) is 'tortured' because it is squeezed and heated by the 'tidal forces'.

MrP
Hello MrP

I took the sentence as it is given. What could "the tortured matter" mean if we take "matter" as a noun? One can torture persons but can they torture impersonal things like houses, for exapmle?

paco
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