The following two exercises from the TOEFL longman seems to be tricky. Which one is correct and which one is incorrect.
______ The food placing on the picnic table attracted a large number of flies
______ Dissatisfied with the service at the restaurant, the meal really was not enjoyable.
It is stated in the book that
if there is no be-verb, it is possible to reduce the sentence with _ing. Also, it is possible to
move the reduced sentence to the beginning of the sentence and drop the which/who/.... Please see below.