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‘The paradigm of the traditional method to learning a new technology is typically a device company will sponsor a surgeon to attend a course where they will get to practice for a single day and then that’s it,” Barad declared.

https://medcitynews.com/2018/05/can-vr-training-churn-our-better-surgeons/


It seems to me that the main verb is is. If so. what is will? Could it be that the relative pronoun is omitted? "The paradigm of the traditional method to learning a new technology is typically a device company (that) will sponsor a surgeon to..."

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The paradigm of the traditional method to learning a new technology is typically a device [whereby a company will sponsor a surgeon to attend a course where they will get to practice for a single day] and then that’s it," Brad declared.


Yes, the main verb is "is".

The sentence is a tad garbled. One solution is to insert the words "whereby" and "a", as shown.

The relative clause is in brackets, and has "whereby" (meaning "by which") as the relative pronoun.

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[‘The paradigm of the traditional method to learning a new technology] is [typically a device company will sponsor a surgeon to attend a course where they will get to practice for a single day and then that’s it,”] Barad declared.


Hi:

Let me try to help you. The sentence you've provided can be divided into three parts:

SUBJECT: "The paradigm of the traditional method to learning a new technology"

VERB (main verb): "is"

COMPLEMENT: "typically a device company will sponsor a surgeon to attend a course where they will get to practice for a single day and then that’s it"


The "will" in the complement part of your sentence is a "helping verb", helping the main verb "sponsor", not the main verb.

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