what's grammatical explanation for "given" in following sentence:

When given all the data on the corpse, Columbo was able to solve the murder.

  • on means about in this sentence. Columbo was able to solve the murder after he was given all the data about the corpse.
    – Mixolydian
    Jun 1, 2019 at 1:34
  • What particular aspect of the phrase are you asking about? (In general, it's an introductory dependent clause.) Jun 1, 2019 at 15:15


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