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"And despite repeated denials of any involvement, US released new evidence it says proves the rebels and Russia’s guilt."

This sentence is from CNN news.

I can understand what the sentence means, but I wonder how "~ it says proves ~" work.

Is it possible to follow another verb after 'release'? or 'it says' has another function?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    This sentence isn't grammatically wrong, but it appears to be missing an apostrophe.

    And despite repeated denials of any involvement, US released new evidence [(that) it says proves the rebels(') and Russia’s guilt.]

    The word "that" is often omitted. Putting it where it belongs would make it more clear that the words that follow it (inside the brackets above) are an adjective clause that modifies "evidence."

    What kind of evidence? Evidence that proves the rebels' and Russia's guilt.
    Who says it proves it? The US says so.

    I guess that makes "it says" an adverbial clause that modifies the adjective clause, but that's really digging into the dark corners of English grammar.

    Check out this link for more information about adjective clauses:

    http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/adjectiveclause.htm

    Good luck with your studies!

     

    The US has proof that the rebels and Russia are guilty.

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