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Hi.

"Being part of the Murdoch-owned News Corp has allowed News International to both mount a robust legal fight-back against phone hacking, while at the same time bowing to the inevitable high-tariff damages that have arisen from scores of settled civil claims." [From The Independent.]

Is the "News International" a subject in the sentence? Is "has allowed" or "has allowed to mount" a verb in the sentence? Is the "Being part of the Murdoch-owned News Corp" a dangling participle here?

Thank you.
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No, the subject of the sentence is the entire subordinate clause "Being part of the Murdoch-owned News Corp", and no, it is not a dangling participle. The main verb in the sentence is "has allowed". The verb "mount" is part of another subordinate clause "to both mount a robust legal fight-back against phone hacking", which is embedded within the main clause (i.e. the sentence).

BillJ
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Thank you, BillJ, for your excellent reply.