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advanced = who have advanced? risen = having risen?

Students advanced beyond their grade level are provided with appropriate curriculum needs. students who have advanced to a high level are provided with appropriate curriculum needs. There ...
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Did I paraphrase this well?

Is this parsing correct? I arrived at the private eye's, taken into his smoke-filled study. My PARSING: I arrived at the private eye's office, and was then taken into his smoke-filled study.
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It is likely that + [past participle]?

A paragraph of a sample IELTS essay about the negative effects of telecommunications technology on people's everyday life starts as follows: It is also likely that people have become increasingly ...
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What does the past participle function here?

The purpose and meaning of the sand paintings can be explained by examining one of the most basic ideals of Navajo society, embodied in their word hozho (beauty or harmony, goodness, and happiness).(...
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Which sentence is gramatically and sounds right?

I'm sorry for the mistakes that I did. or I'm sorry for the mistakes that I have done. Which sentence is grammatically and sounds right?
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two techniques, called “backlighting” VS two techniques called “backlighting”

This effect, my mother explained, was the result of two techniques, called "backlighting"and flash fill. " (From an ACT English test passage) Am I right to think that it'd be better if ...
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Embarrassing or Embarrassed which is more suitable? is + verb (ing) or is + verb (ed)

Paragraph : This applies equally to the 14 year old who fails to attend school because a parent is terminally ill, the overweight 11 year old who fails to attend because he is ________ about changing ...
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spend the day bent/ bending over something

It's shown in OALD that spend something doing something spend something in doing something Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 9th edition © Oxford University Press, 2015 However, I've come ...
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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 the meaning of Past participle in English sentence?

What is the meaning of past participle verb in the English sentences. a) Does it mean past action? I have/had seen that movie. (Movie was seen in the past) b) Does it mean completed action? This ...
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Which is correct: I've (just) cancelled the trained/train armies?

Which of these phrases is correct: I've just cancelled the trained armies? Or I've cancelled the train armies? I've just played Clash of Clans and one of my friends says he has cancelled the ...
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What if + past simple or past participle

I always come across this kind of sentences. What kind of conditonal should I use when I want to talk about the "possible result of an imagined situation in the past". I don't understand why we don't ...
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What is “called” referring to in its preceding sentence?

Researchers in psychology follow the scientific method to perform studies that help explain and may predict human behavior. This is a much more challenging task than studying snails or sound waves....
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Am I interpreting the difference correctly? “being + Pas Participle” Vs “Pas Participle” in contetxt

Consider these two self-made sentences below. Being armed with previous experiences, I decided to check the map at every crossroad. Armed with previous experiences, I decided to check the map ...
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Past-participle modifier

They will have to hone their already developed skills in advertising, communication, and marketing migrated to a multimedia, multichannel world increasingly linked together by the Internet. I bolded ...
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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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having + past participle vs past participle

What is the difference between the following two examples: Faced with a bill for $10000, he has taken an extra job. Having faced (with?) a bill for $10000, he has taken an extra job. Or another ...
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He is asked me to dinner. Is the sentence right?

He is asked me to dinner. He is asking me to dinner. The first sentence come from a native speaker of English. Is it correct? What is the difference between the meaning what it expressed and the ...
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“Once” in the beginning of the sentence

I have seen sentence structures like the following: Once opened, the chicken broth is good for 2 days. My two questions: what tense should be used after once? past, or the past participle? So, ...
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Selling or sold?

Selling for $40, the gadget will give you great value. Selling for $40, the gadget may seem expensive at first sight. In the context of the sentences, there is no particular item that has been ...
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“Unifying” or “unified”?

What is the meaning of a "unifying" view vs. a "unified" view on something (e.g., a unifying view on the origin of language)? What is the meaning of a "unifying" vs. a "unified" something (e.g., a ...
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that + past participle usage

I know how to use relative clause in reduced form i.e. I saw the dog barking.(I saw the dog which barked) But in a technical book, I see the following sentence and can't figure out. This function ...
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have + past participle, versus did + verb?

Here are some pairs of sentences. I don't know the difference in meaning between each sentence in each pair. How many apples did you eat? How many apples have you eaten? How many bags did ...
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Verbs of Perception beginning with a past participle

I was teaching my student the concept of past participles and got stuck when I was using it in the use of Verbs of Perception. So I had this sentence: "Tom saw Peter fall off his bicycle," Mary ...
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Is 'stolen' used as an adjective or noun?

Stolen is past participle of 'steal' but is it used as an adjective or noun! I couldn't find anything on the net. just this: The 71-year-old then allegedly tried to return the stolen items for cash ...
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Which form is correct?

Which form of this sentence is correct? The sentences of this article are hard for the reader to understand. The sentences of this article are hard for the reader to be understood. I, ...
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Let's get the party started =? Let's start the party

What does the sentence of "let's get the party started" mean? Or in general what does the meaning of get sth past participle?
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'how come you insist on zoo ticket being included in the contract?' vs 'How com you insist on zoo ticket included in the contract'

What's different between 'How come you insist on zoo ticket being included in the contract?' and 'How com you insist on zoo ticket included in the contract?' I guess that there are some differences ...
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Is 'must have took' possible in spoken English?

I encountered a sentence a speaker says 'The person must've took down the wrong name.' Watch it from 0:57 is it grammatically correct? or a common mistake?
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scatter or are scattered

Historical enclaves are scattered throughout the island. Historical enclaves scatter throughout the island. I prefer no. 1 as "scatter" means "make sth drop or throw". I think no-one can make ...
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passive Gerunds to express likes or dislikes

I've read these sentences in my grammar book. And it says "we use I like ... and I don't like+gerund/noun". Example sentences are: I like being obeyed by my students. I don't like being ...
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Having+past participle as a gerund

I've read that 'having+past participle' is used in the perfect participle. Now I'm confused to have found the following sentences written in a grammar book(which isn't available in internet) and in ...
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Correct form of the irregular verb in this context

Have you ever eaten that steak? (Correct I assume) Normally I guess people would say "Have you had that steak" or "Have you had that juice?" And I'm inclined to think that the verb to be used is the ...
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Past participle followed by past simple/perfect

I've quite a specific question regarding participle clauses. I recently wrote: "Having painted what he bothered, John began packing his brushes." Or should it be: "Having painted what he had ...
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Can anyone help me about this phrase: “had I not + V_pII/V_ed”?

I'm learning English, but my English is very bad. I have a question about this sentence: The principal approached me and asked me that why had I not brought the book? When I translate the sentence I ...
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Can this sentence be recent past?

I have been doing this. I have got a letter. Can the sentence above be recent past of the past participle?
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I woke up panicked/panicking, because I'd had a nightmare

Which of the two participial adjectives works here? I woke up panicked, because I'd had a nightmare. I woke up panicking, because I'd had a nightmare. If you have a nightmare, you start to ...
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Would rather and than

The sentence I would rather walk than take the bus refers to the present-future. Which of the following sentences, that refer to the past, is the correct one? I would rather have walked than ...
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What do we use after “got”: past tense or past participle?

He got burnt. or He got burned.
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Used to or past simple?

Are these sentences both right ? : Did you used to visit her ? and Did you visit her ?
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Past paticiple or Simple past

Please clarify the category that "used" belongs in the sentence below. It is used for cold places. Thanks in advance.
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“Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air”

Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. (Philippians 2:14-15) The ...
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Is this past participle a modifier?

. . . we reject an analysis that has gerund and present participle as different forms syncretised throughout the class of verbs. We have therefore just one inflectional form of the verb marked by ...
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Which sentence is right?

I saw something that I am not supposed to see. I saw something I'm not supposed to have seen. I saw something I shouldn't have seen. I saw something I shouldn't have see. I saw something I shouldn't ...
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which sentence is correct (dry or dried)?

Which is right? The clothes are almost dry or The clothes are almost dried Context: I washed my clothes yesterday. Today, before it rained, I took the clothes in. The said clothes are not wet and ...
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Past perfect tense understand use

The following paragraphs describe a chart. Although there was no change in the number of people aged 65-74 between 1960 and 1970, the number of people aged 75 and over had increased during this time. ...
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a place filled/filling with fun

Is there any practical difference between "filling" and "filled" in the following? John was staying at a place filled/filling with fun.
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present, past, passive and perfect participle usages

Which is correct grammatically? Beaten severely, he died immediately. [past participle] Having been beaten severely, he died immediately. [perfect participle) I would like to put my understanding of ...
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Should have + several verbs, are they all using the same past participle form?

Would it be correct to say: "He should have gone past that place, turned right, and gone to the pub." (when explaining that someone went the wrong way)? The verbs are homogeneous and thus I ...
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Is “When it could be [past participle]” a valid question?

I wonder if someone tell me is "When it could be [past participle]" a valid question? E.g "When this computer could be restarted". I've searched google and didn't find a similar ...