Good evening guys! Reading Gold Proficiency Maximiser, I found this chart worth discussing. I have several questions about it, so let's start:
1. Nobody having any more questions to ask, the meeting came to a close.
It is said that the subject of the participle clause is usually the same as that of the main clause. I'm used to this "usually" thing, but it would be strange if it were an exception right after they wrote the rule.Does this sentence have two subjects "Nobody" and "the meeting" or I'm wrong?
2. Generally speaking, women perform this task better then men.
Again, as it is written:"In some common expressions,however,the participle clause can be given its own subject".The question is, it seems to me that "women" here is the subject,but how is it given to the participle clause if it is in the main clause?
3. Wanting to catch his attention,she whistled shrilly".
Why is "having wanted" incorrect despite that they wrote that all of the (wanting to),(wanted by) and (having wanted to) are possible to use. And one more thing, could you give me an example of "wanted by" in a sentence together with its meaning?