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Reply to "function of ‘diminishing’"

For the present participial clause to refer to a noun, there needs to be a noun before it and there will generally be no comma, which means that reduced adjectival clauses tend to be restrictive or defining (see example below). Otherwise, it will refer to the whole sentence.

- Automation’s focus on enhancing speed and efficiency often has the effect of removing complexity from jobs otherwise presenting greater challenges and promoting higher engagement.

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