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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:48:00 AM
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The NCSBN has removed all brand and trade names from the NCLEX exam citing “the generic name is more consistent while a brand/trade medication name may vary.”

http://blog.nclexmastery.com/drug-stems-prefixes-roots-suffixes/
Is "citing..." a participial phrase? What does it modify here ?
thar
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:09:52 AM

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I don't know if this answers your question. But anyway....



You cite something as evidence or the reason for doing something.

So the object of the verb is the reason they give.

It is only in speech marks because it is a direct quote.


I don't think you can say it modifies anything - it is a verb with a subject, and in this case an object as well.

It is just in the form of a participle.

The subject of the participle verb is the same as the subject of the main verb

The object of the participle verb comes immediately after it - it is the quote, the thing they said.



eg
The company closed several shops, citing a lack of profitability.

This is what the journalist says they mean.

The company closed several shops, citing "challenging operating conditions in the rapidly-changing high street environment".

This is what they actually said.
Drag0nspeaker
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I think, just in terms of labelling the parts of the sentence, 'citing “the generic name is more consistent while a brand/trade medication name may vary.” ' is a participial phrase (which contains a full sentence).

It does not, in my mind, actually modify anything - it tells what what NCSBN were doing at the same time as they were removing the brand-names from the exam.
It could be considered to be adjectival, describing "NCSBN".

Smiling, she came in the door.
He walked down the road, whistling a tune.
The NCSBN has removed all brand and trade names from the NCLEX exam citing “the generic name is more consistent while a brand/trade medication name may vary.”
He came into the room, saying "Hello."



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Orson Burleigh
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:05:09 AM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
The NCSBN has removed all brand and trade names from the NCLEX exam citing “the generic name is more consistent while a brand/trade medication name may vary.”

http://blog.nclexmastery.com/drug-stems-prefixes-roots-suffixes/
Is "citing..." a participial phrase? What does it modify here ?



I suspect that in this case the stand-alone 'citing' is a an inelegant ellipsis. Writers usually cite a fact, a conclusion, a consensus, a belief, an assertion, an idea; that is to say a noun which qualifies and describes or categorizes the information cited.

The NCSBN has removed all brand and trade names from the NCLEX exam, citing the fact that “the generic name is more consistent while a brand/trade medication name may vary.”

The NCSBN has removed all brand and trade names from the NCLEX exam, citing their conclusion that “the generic name is more consistent while a brand/trade medication name may vary.”

The NCSBN has removed all brand and trade names from the NCLEX exam, citing the consensus that “the generic name is more consistent while a brand/trade medication name may vary.”

A rewrite might have been better: The NCSBN has removed all brand and trade names from the NCLEX exam. NCSBN has concluded that “generic names are more consistent while a brand/trade medication names may vary.”
Jigneshbharati
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