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How do you analyse "using" in this sentence

Listen to this,
"Cover letters are so old-fashioned.
Show us who you are with a cover-letter video.
Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo using .mov, .avi, or a .mpg file."
We look forward to meeting you.
Well, I guess that's meeting me.
I swear I don't even know what language that was.

Source: The Intern (2015) Movie Script

I would think the complete sentence is:

"Upload your video to YouTube or vimeo that use .mov, .Avi, or a .Mpg file."

And that usage is "reduced relative clause"

But I am not sure

  • No, "using" there is equivalent to "by using" and expresses the manner in which you can upload the video. It introduces an adverbial of manner. – Gustavson Jan 5 '18 at 1:47
  • but then why they omitted "by" – Tom Jan 5 '18 at 1:49
  • It means the same thing, with or without "by". Read PARTICIPLES USED AS ADVERBS here: thoughtco.com/present-and-past-participles-explained-1211104 – Gustavson Jan 5 '18 at 1:56
  • using is not the best word to use here, as it implies that the file format is simply a tool in to upload process. The file format is a characteristic of the video, and so as would be more appropriate. en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition, preposition meaning 1 – JavaLatte Jan 5 '18 at 3:51
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it concerns a poorly worded sentence. – JavaLatte Jan 5 '18 at 3:52
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I found this source

PARTICIPLES USED AS ADVERBS

The present participle is sometimes used as an adverb to describe the manner in which a verb is performed. Here are a few examples:

She taught pounding the grammar into their heads!

Angelo works considering all angles.

Notice how the present participle could be preceded with 'by' to give the same meaning:

She taught (by) pounding the grammar into their heads!

Angelo works (by) considering all angles.

And that answered my question:

Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo (by) using .mov, .avi, or a .mpg file.

  • You say YOU found it? – Gustavson Jan 5 '18 at 12:14

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