There are more individuals born than can survive

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sunyaer, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. sunyaer Senior Member

    Chinese
    I made up this sentence myself.

    "There are more individuals born than can survive."

    Is it a correct sentence? What is the subject of "can"?
     
  2. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    The sentence is grammatically correct. The subject of can is "individuals who" -> "There are more individuals born than [individuals who] can survive."
     

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