Is it possible to use subject to with a verb other than to be?

for example:

The self-image is subject to changes. (Obviously OK)

Being bound to our self-image we react subject to behavior patterns. (Is it OK??)

Are there any good alternatives to this construction?

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Your second sentence is fine. Subject to is an adverb phrase that means conditionally upon.

"Reacting conditionally upon something" is fine.

Other examples:

  • We can alter the designs subject to your agreement.
  • You will only shoot subject to strict guidelines.
  • Awarding the degree is subject to you completing the course.

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