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making them adjective vs making it for them to be adjective

I used the following sentence. (2.1)"These fashion models continued to grow weights, making it for them to be less popular" And the a world-renowned scholar (chatgpt) said it is ...
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Are Participles adjectives or are they both adjectives and adverbs?

My earlier understanding was that Participle phrases act as only adjectives. Many web sources say that way. However, there are many sources which say they act as adjectives and adverbs. Example: ...
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are the phrases that begin with "unable" considered participle phrases?

are the phrases that begin with "unable" in these sentences considered something like participle phrases to add extra information to the subject of the main clause? She fluffed the pillow ...
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A participle phrase or An adjective phrase?

"You could find yourself blowing up at the smallest things, doing or saying things in the heat of the moment that you later regret." Let "doing or saying things in the heat of the ...
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'Having been released in ...' or 'Released in ...'? Is the Perfect Participle Necessary?

Admittedly, there are a few questions similar to this, but I find that the examples are usually compromised by other errors. In these two examples (below), which use participle clauses as supplements, ...
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He felt sick and threw up a lot because drinking too much one day before. - correct use of a participle phrase?

Example 1 Because drinking too much one day before, he felt sick and threw up a lot. Example 2 He felt sick and threw up a lot because drinking too much one day before. I know Example 1 is a ...
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"Steering clear" vs "Steered clear" in this participle phrase

This is from the episode 'How We’re Learning To Talk To Animals' of the podcast Stuffyoushouldknow : Apparently orcas can understand what bottlenose dolphins are saying to one another. Again, ...
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Differences in structure between an participle phrase and an participle clause

Removing his pants, Ron jumped into the water to save the child. Walking down the street, I ran into an old friend. Packing his baggage, he left his home and proceeded to cut all his ties with his ...
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What does 'arranged' modify in this sentence?

This is from a webpage : A narrow-body aircraft or single-aisle aircraft is an airliner arranged along a single aisle, permitting up to 6-abreast seating in a cabin less than 4 metres (13 ft) in ...
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"when V-ing" Is it a participle?

Two people gave me an advice to put "when" in a sentence like this: There are some points to consider (think about) when having a pet. At first, I didn't put "when" between "...
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Gerund phrases in passive sentences

Read the following sentence He played the game , knowing that they'd lose. Here the subject of the highlighted phrase is the subject of the main sentence (ie 'he' is the subject) . Generally, for the ...
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Absolute Phrase or Participle Phrase?

So I'm a bit confused. Is this sentence a participle phrase or absolute phrase? And whats the difference? Having eaten very late, the children became sleepy right after dinner.
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What is the function of 'having seen' in this sentence?

I am reading my text Why Do Friendships End? by Allison Hunter, there is a sentence confused me. She referred to having seen the question in one of my articles, Mystery of Friendship. I don't know ...
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which happened = happening? [closed]

I'd like to know whether the "which + verb" sequence can be rewritten as V-ing in the following sentences: a. The joy and excitement of the successful landing for the Perseverance rover and ...
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Adverbial or Adjectival Phrase?

I'm confused about adjectival and adverbial participle phrases. It came to pass that, settling permanently in Paris he, too, forgot the child, especially when the Revolution of February broke out, ...
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Do these sentences mean the same: "I sat watching the rain" vs "I sat while I was watching the rain."

1- I sat watching the rain. 2- I sat while I was watching the rain. In the beginning, I thought the two sentences were the same, 1st one being a shortened form the 2nd one. However, after I learnt ...
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What are complete sentences of elliptic phrases such as "Or being lied about..."?

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: Is the following their ...
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''comma+ with+ noun phrase'' tense confusion

The problem here is the second part after the comma, The cigarette had drawn fire from critics ever since its popular introduction in the nineteenth century, with many of those opposed to smoking ...
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Maintaining the participial form of a phrase

I am looking at the following sentence: Aided by a strong magnetic field, the machine is expected to capture particles of higher momentum. I learnt from here that the participial phrase implies a ...
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Is "One of them being tourist attractions" a complete sentence?

What the title says. Consider this example: "There are a lot to visit when going sightseeing. One of them being tourist attractions." Is "One of them being tourist attractions." a ...
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Can we use participle clauses as adverbial modifiers?

Most of the time, participle clauses are used in sentences like the ones that I have written below (all of which feature present participles): [1] Walking the dog, she breathed the fresh air. [2] He ...
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Why are non-finite verb phrases defined as non-finite clauses?

Before this question is marked as a duplicate, understand that I am not questioning the classification of a non-finite clause nor asking the generic reason for said classification. I know that the ...
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Must an adverbial subordinate clause attach to an independent clause?

Having received mixed or outright negative reactions when they were released, these movies were only appreciated in their later years. Is there a rule that says adverbial subordinate clauses must ...
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Grammatical explanation of participle phrase (or gerund phrase) after verb + noun (see example)

They spend hours watching video on their phones. In this quote, is the phrase 'watching video on their phones' a present participle phrase or a gerund? If it is a participle phrase, surely it should ...
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Can We Use Conditionals Inside Embedded Questions Inside Participle Phrases?

This question sounds more complex than it is, so I'll provide the piece of writing that made me curious: These realities differ from the core MCU in both minor and substantial ways, showing what ...
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How does this participle modify "assumptions"?

In this sentence, Do this participle (from "made by ~above") modify (or qualify?) both "assumptions"? Many people may have sympathy for some assumptions, but reject others made by ...
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Participle phrase or participle clause?

In the following sentence, I want to know what the bold part refers to. Is it a participle phrase or participle clause? And the reason behind it. Being the earliest well-known example of a financial ...
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You slept with your mouth open VS with your mouth opened (could be difference?) [duplicate]

You slept with your mouth open You slept with your mouth opened Could be difference?
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Being going to school, I met a Mr. Brown. (Is this okay?)

Being going to school, I met a Mr. Brown. (Is this okay?) I think it's correct. But I think "Going to school, I met a Mr. Brown." is better.
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The train leaves in the morning, and arriving at Jinju. (Is this sentence right?)

The train leaves in the morning, and arriving at Jinju. Some people think the "and" should be removed. What's the truth?
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Is this an absolute construction?

Is this an example of a nominative absolute phrase? There was a stall that sold masks in the local market on Sunday mornings. He looked at many different masks. Most of them, too outlandish, he ...
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"You should help John rather than he helping you."

You should help John rather than he helping you. I sometimes see this sentence pattern. But I feel like something is missing between "he" and "helping". What is this pattern? Edit:...
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to sign up [using] / [by using] the link in the description

"The first thousand people to sign up using the link in the description will get their first two months free." This is a sentence from a sponsored Youtube video. I saw it and wrote it down. ...
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participial construction usage question - 'although' being omission

Original Text: Although gamblers are the most prone to this, it equally applies to business during bubbles and to people who gain sudden attention from the public. If I change the above sentence into ...
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"I use my phone to keep in touch with my friends asking them about homework."

I heard a native speaker say this sentence I use my phone to keep in touch with my friends asking them about homework. I wonder why he said ‘asking’ instead of ‘to ask’. Is it a gerund?
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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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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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Is this a participial phrase?

I picked the one that was immersed in water. I liked the one that was painted yellow. Are these examples of participial phrases acting as predicate adjectives?
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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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The word "Combined" at the beginning of the sentence

To assess the effects of ocean heat waves, researchers led by ecologist Daniel Smale of Great Britain's Marine Biological Association turned to 116 previously published academic studies. Combined, ...
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"consisting of" or "that consist of" in this context

A book defines sonnet as: A lyric poem consisting of a single stanza of fourteen iambic pentameter lines... But if I rewrite it as: A lyric poem that consists of a single stanza of fourteen iambic ...
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Here the word "meaning" is qualifying which subject?

An English teacher uses this kind of sentence: We all know the first meaning of the word kite that is what you flew yesterday, but we also use the word meaning a kind of bird. My confusions are: ...
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"combined with the fact that" and "this means"

If "combined with the fact that" is used in the following, could "this means" be omitted? Does it make sense to omit it? Blue light is harmful to your health. Yet, we cannot avoid all electronic ...
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"Object complement" OR "participial phrase"

In 2019 the company saw a strong uptake of its flagship OnePlus 7- series regaining the top spot back after falling behind Samsung in 2018. Is the bold phrase a participial phrase or an object ...
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relative clause or participle phrase

Today my English teacher(not a native) used the sentence below to introduce the idea of relative clause: People will buy the classics based on her recommendation but sales won't reach the kind of ...
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"Tired" VS "being tired" in this context

Tired from work, he went to bed early. Being tired from work, he went to bed early. The former has a past participle phrase while the latter has a present participle phrase. But I can't make ...
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Different functions of participles

It is about saving lives, starting with mine." (A line from a tv series) (Context: He talks about time travel to save lives including his life.) I can't understand how that participle works here. I ...
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I want to know if the phrase below is a participial phrase

I saw the sentence below in a test passage. Longer life spans mean more people, worsening food and housing supply difficulties. Is "worsening food and housing supply difficulties" a participial ...
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Complementing an indirect object

Although the sentence is weird, I am wondering if it's grammatical: The branch was cut with a sword wielded by a swordsman. The problem is that "wielded by a swordsman" complements an indirect ...
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Prepositional phrases vs participle phrases

After eating rice in the kitchen, I usually go to school. vs Eating rice in the kitchen, I usually go to school. In either sentence , After eating rice in the kitchen, eating rice in the kitchen, ...
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