Ask the structure of the English sentence Here's the sentence: If anything, a backlash is building to protect the vaunted traditions of secrecy that undergird an essential pillar of the Swiss economy. I want to ask why there's a comma after the "anything", what's it's original sentence? Are there some words being omitted? And can anyone help me understand what it's talking about?
Jul 25, 2014 7:30 AM
Answers · 1
It's being used like a conjunction, but there is also an "understood" part of the sentence. The sentence could also say: "If anything is building, a backlash is building to..." Since the meaning is understood, though, we don't need to say "is building".
July 25, 2014
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