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There's a word "are", how to understand it? And, what's meaning for the whole sentence?

A good example of how important internal communications are is shown by some findings from research that we have recently undertaken.

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    "How important internal communications are" is a noun clause that acts as the object of the preposition "of". "Are" is the verb of that clause. The sentence means that recent research shows the importance of internal communications.

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