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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:39:21 AM
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Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.
Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. - Tiny Buddha
What is the grammatical form and function of "based" here?
Is it a nonfinite or finite verb? Does "based on" connect two clauses here?

http://tinybuddha.com/wisdom-quotes/value-doesnt-decrease-based-someones-inability-see-worth/
Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:36:33 PM
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It is a non-finite verb (a past participle). The sentence consists of only one clause.

"Based on someone's inability to see your worth" is an adverbial phrase. But this adverbial use sounds awkward; it would be better to replace "based on" with "because of" or "according to", and only use "based on" adjectivally – e.g. "Based on a true story, the play was a great success".
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