With regards to reducing relative clauses to participle constructions, it seems that sometimes we are able to add -ing to verbs that normally cannot take the progressive tense.
John, standing 4 foot 5,...
Consider these noun-phrases:
the dollar bill my grandma gave me
the woolen mittens my grandma gave me
Is my grandma gave me an integrated relative clause and if so, what are its antecedents in these ...
I checked the word centimetre in a dictionary and had: “a metric unit of length, equal to one hundredth of a metre.”
Why is it equal to, shouldn’t it be be equal to? Is it a short version for (which ...
This is the house which we live in.
=This is the house that we live in.
Then the relative pronoun 'that' is omitted. So the sentence becomes:
This is the house we live in.
Am I correct?
Now what if ...
It's a movie subtitle and Morgan Freeman made the sentence that 'The only dog ever struck by lightning was right in here in Egypt''. I think there is a penalty there i dont know why he used like that. ...
Let's look at the following sentence.
Working hard, Ram will definitely succeed.
I think the sentence could have two meanings.
There is a condition that if Ram works hard , he will definitely succeed....
Ram, whom I called yesterday, is a very good boy.
Can this sentence be reduced to:
Ram, I called yesterday, is a very good boy.
My confusion arose after I saw somewhere that the relative pronoun can't ...
Read the following
She entered, followed by a valet, carrying on his arm a big fur coat
The first comma is needed because there's a participle after it, but i don't get why the second comma was used.
Is the following grammatically wrong?
The global car companies follow a trend, which leads to be carbon neutral.
My teacher change it to The global car companies follow a trend of carbon neutrality.
I don't know why the e-book I'm using to learn blames my answer when I'm asked to reduce this sentence:
Cars that are parked in this street will be towed away.
Cars parked in this street ...
Why is the case that the below sentence has three verbs that weren't linked with any conjunction? Also, why use the comma prior to the last clause.
I don't know exactly why this sentence is structured ...
How to use reduce or enhance the following sentences?
You shouldn't take that drug and you shouldn't see it as a cure.
Apple who has a lion share of smartphone market is now forcing customer to pay ...
I learned that present participles can be used to express why something happens, example:
Being a man, I shave everyday.
However, I noticed that in describing physical features it's better to avoid ...
a- I gave a book, which was written by Hemingway, to Mary last
b- I gave a book, written by Hemingway, to Mary last week.
As far as I know I can reduce the sentence a to b. But here the website ...
1a- The station chief was fired, meaning there is an open position.
2a- We argued over something meaningless, making me feel bad.
3a- Dr. Gregory House is often brooding, ill-humored, and pessimistic,
I'm curious if I can use a non-defining and defining clause/phrase in a row for the same noun in a sentence.
I sold the ring, an expensive one, that I bought a few years ago. (I intend ...