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Formation of passive participle clause

Here is a sentence which I think an example of passive participle clause: After being arrested, he was taken to the police station. I think the above sentence with 'being+p.p' is an example ...
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“There is somebody” + verbing or + to verb?

I looked up "there is somebody" in Corpus and found two sentences In short, unless there is somebody willing to take the risk of speaking up for it.... there is somebody to protect the ...
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Never having p.p. vs. Having never p.p.?

Recently I have encountered 'Having not p.p.', which puts not between having and p.p. In fact, I was taught to put not before having p.p. And BBC Learning English confirms it. Which is the definite ...
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the group set out for Athy having had an enjoyable, interesting and fun weekend

However, on landing all was well and the group set out for Athy having had an enjoyable, interesting and fun weekend. https://www.lexico.com/definition/fun This sentence is an example listed as one ...
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Why “being” was not eliminated?

1- I come across with below sentence written by a professor from the US in a paper: All amorphous material are actually in states which are configurationally frozen, a particular configuration ...
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“ing”-form after “while” / “during” question

I was wondering - when using "while" usually the "ing" form of a verb follows but what if the sentence continues? Example: While his friends are enjoying (1. ing) their vacation at the beach he ...
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“exceeding France’s rate in 2009 and reaching almost 60% in the end of period.” Why not “exceeded” and “reached”?

In this sentence why the ing form of the verb is used instead of past tense? Germany’s rate increased sharply throughout the period, exceeding France’s rate in 2009 and reaching almost 60% in the end ...
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The subject of “lacking accounts by conquered people…”

However, lacking accounts by conquered people about their interactions with the Incas, it is unknown how much of the information of the Inca conquest as related by the ruling class is factual.(From ...
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Can we transform clauses to participle clauses when they appear in question-form sentences?

We know the clauses in bold (01 and 02) can be reduced to participle clauses because the subjects of the subordinate clauses are the same as those of the main clauses: 01 We saw lots of lanterns when ...
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Use of conjunctive adverb with participle clause

I have written a sentence by using participle clause any contribution cannot be erased from the mind, therefore being essential for being successful But my teacher is saying that "therefore being ...
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verb-ing modifier trouble

I'm unexplainably confused about this topic. What does the following verb-ing clause modify? (noun) researchers or (action) have sent? How do we decide that? --> very important for me Is there any ...
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“largely transshipping goods produced elsewhere”--participle clause or shortened relative clause?

A century ago, Carribean, Chinese, and African ports were open for trade and served as flourishing entrepôts, largely transshipping goods produced elsewhere. ( From https://eml.berkeley.edu/~eichengr/...
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have editorialized, criticizing… / have editorialized and criticized

Other papers have editorialized, criticizing the government for its inflexibility. This is an example of the word editorialize found in Collins English Dictionary. I would like to know if there's any ...
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Is “using” a Gerund or participle?

The house was built using cardboard. Is "using cardboard" a participle phrase or gerund? If it is a participle, what's its subject? If it is a gerund which word it is modifying?
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Is the usage of the participle clause correct, here?

I read in Advanced Grammer In Use that sometimes the participle clause has its own subject, like: The collection of vases is priceless, some being over two thousand years old. According to the above ...
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Which one is used in the sentence? parallelism or participle cluse

A good Captain needs to be steadfast, continuing to hold the wheel and stay the course even during the most violent storm. I faced with the above sentence at an App, but I think the parallelism ...
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how to make a sentence into a sentence with participle clause?

1- She comes here, because she needs money. 2- She comes here, because needs money. 3- She comes here, needing money. 4- She comes here, needs money. Are all the above sentence correct (...
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What is the difference between these sentences including present participle?

What is the difference between these sentences including present participle? The running car has no batteries. The car (which is) running has no batteries.
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Is this one a complex sentence?

This vase, made in China in the 14th century, is very valuable. "made in China in the 14th century" is a dependent sentence. Then, is "This vase, is very valuable." an independent sentence or ...
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reduced causal adverbial clauses in the second part of a sentence

Can we use a causal adverbial clause in the second part of a sentence? if so, I wonder if I want to use an adverbial clause of causality in the second part of a sentence, should I use a comma before ...
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A confusing “participial phrase”----

I found a sentence in Collins online dictionary under the entry of boarded-up: Mary went to one of the boarded-up windows, peered through the crack. As there is a comma so it should qualify Mary. ...
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Is it possible to write a sentence with participle phrase in present time? “She trudges through the sand”

When I began to learn everything about particle phrases, I couldn't figure something out. I've seen many sentences with particle phrases where two actions happen at the same time. But they all were ...
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clause usage after preposition

I have seen some sentences similar to the following one in a way that -ing form of "be" is used. The verb is "be" therein. I wonder what if it is another verb like drink, see, come, go etc. any verb. ...
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Usage of participles

she went out dissapointed Vs She went out dissapointedly. What is the difference in meaning of these two sentences
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What is/are the possible (adverbial) conjunction(s) for the target participle expression?

Is the italicized part a participle? And what is its corresponding conjunction? I feel like the participle here serves to add background or supplementary information to the subject in the main ...
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“winning the lottery” vs “having won the lottery” vs “with/by winning the lottery”

I am working with clauses with adverbial meaning, and here is my sentence: Were I to win the lottery, I would have all (of) that money spent fast. Keep in mind that I have to express condition. ...
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“…, making it / itself ideal for toddlers” in this context

A school bag commercial says: The bag is lightweight, making it ideal for toddlers. Can I replace the it with itself as the bag is qualifying itself (the bag)?
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Is “alarmed by the clock” a parenthesis or participle clause in this sentence?

Tony nervously watched the woman, alarmed by the clock. In this sentence, is alarmed by the clock a parenthesis or a participle clause modifying object Tony?
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verb plus ing in the begining of a sentence

I've been reading some books and confusing about how to use "verb plus "ing" in the beginning of a sentence". Here are some examples: A large crowd was still huddled around Bird, blocking him ...
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Distinguishing adjective or adverb clause?

Which one "A" or "B" shows the relation between the following sentence? "Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the attention he was receiving, the young star decided to take a break and go back to ...
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Functions of participle clauses?

I don't understand the function of participles in these sentences below. 1- She fled with her children, ending up in a shelter. (Does the action of the main clause( "fleeing") happen at the same ...
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What is 'playing' in 'He hurt his back playing squash'?

Consider this sentence: He hurt his back playing squash. What is the role of playing squash here? Is it a reduced adverbial clause or a present participle phrase? If so, why isn't there a comma ...
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Is this grammatical to say 'the surpassing all others platform'?

Is this grammatical to say Twitter had the chance to become a true global public square, the surpassing all others free-speech platform of the digital age instead of Twitter had the chance to ...
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“He / his being…” In this context

John being a good teacher, his son never failed. With pronouns people make sentences like: He / his / him being a good teacher, his son never failed. He(subject pronoun) seems more appropriate to ...
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participle clause - subjects of the participle and the main verb

It would usually be a mistake to assume that the way to build a strong relationship would be to reveal the most private details about yourself when first making contact with another person. I saw the ...
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participial construction

Longer life spans mean more people, worsening food and housing supply difficulties. Can I change the sentence above to the sentence below? Longer life spans mean more people, and worsen food and ...
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Correct usage with participle clause

He died fighting for a cause, allowing generations of people to live free from oppression. Here, allowing is a participle that introduces a participial adverbial clause. The key to my glossy hair ...
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Conditional and participle

I came across a website that says past participle can also be used to replace conditional clause. For example: Given the choice, most people would want to choose good health over good fortune. ( ...
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“When they had made themselves comfortable, a stranger appeared looking very angry.” Why 'looking'?

When they had made themselves comfortable, a stranger appeared looking very angry. May you help me why it uses looking in the sentence? Why not use 'looked'? How to comprehend the word 'looking'?
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Which of the two words sounds more natural and common to native speakers? “Though merging/merged…”

You know that the word 'merge' is both transitive and intransitive. Then in the following sentence, which of the two sounds more natural and common to native speakers? And why? Though (merging/...
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Can you explain what is wrong with this sentence: “Being asked about the experiment, I encourage other people to have a try,”

Today in class we studied participle clauses. Students were asked to transform with sentence "When I am asked about the experiment, I encourage other people to have a try." The correct textbook answer ...
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Being washed two weeks ago

Is "being" okay in the following? What difference does it make if it is removed? (Being) washed two weeks ago, the car still looks spotlessly clean.
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Confused about tenses

Having received a Western-style school education and worked very hard to improve his writing skills, he later became a famous professional writer. The second worked follows the past tense aspect. But ...
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Participle clause

I want to mean that "I studied in a University and I majored in Accounting", but I'm wondering what should I write with the participle clause. Graduated from ABC University and majored in ...
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Is this sentence Participial Construction?

When it comes to social policy, President Trump embraces conservative politics as usual, continuing a nearly four-decades-long effort to make these policies more restrictive. (excerpt from NYT The ...
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Sentences beginning with verbs in -ing and -ed forms

I'm confused with these sentences. Can you point out what's wrong and what's correct for me? Heard the voice, he responded immediately. Hearing the voice, he responded immediately.
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What's the structure of the sentence?

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/chinas-powerful-general-xi-jinping-henchman-meets-mattis/ The Americans fear China's military leaders—untested in combat—combined with an array of new high-...
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Subordinate clause within a sentence

I'm always confused with this type of clause - I wake up feeling tired, I went home trying to sleep etc. I am always confused when and how to use this type of clause (please correct me and let me ...
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Participle clauses with multiple subjects

I was told that the following sentence was incorrect because the participle clause has a different subject: "When deciding punishments for crimes, criminals' intentions are important." If that's ...
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What kind of participle clause is applied in the following examples?

Going back to the subject of justin bieber, famous for rubbing everyone the wrong way, if he is waiting for Selena GomeZ, his ex-girlfriend, to provide him protection from the blows then he can talk ...