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usage of 'having been + past participle'

Is it okay to use 'Having been+third form' as the reduction of Passive Relative Clause in Simple Past Tense in order to put more emphasis? The actor who was chosen for the role is looking for a ...
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participle to qualify noun and pronoun

I've heard that participle is used to qualify a noun or pronoun. Here are two sentences: Hearing the noise, the boy woke up. Taking the pen,the boy ran. source: http://www.englishgrammar.org/...
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“. . . , mostly for fear of what might be revealed if such direct dialog were allowed.”

I ran across this sentence while googling; is it meaningful and grammatical? . . . , mostly for fear of what might be revealed if such direct dialog were allowed. update I have particular ...
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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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as has happened

Doing justice to the phenomenon of mass evil poses a host of ticklish problems. You can get lost in a catalogue of numbers, losing the sense of individual lives being randomly terminated. Or, as has ...
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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 ...
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shouldn't the order of sentence describing participle clause be changed here?

OP: Whistling to himself, he walked down the road. = He whistled to himself as he walked down the road. Shouldn't it be like this? He walked down the road as he whistled to himself? I saw a ...
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Unless Otherwise Noted

I have a question about the phrase "unless otherwise noted": The game starts at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted. Is the part "unless otherwise noted" missing an "it is" between "unless" and "...
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How to discern a grammatical function of this phrase? Where to place commas?

“We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.” ― D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover What may you discern a grammatical function of this phrase no matter how many skies have fallen.? ...
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syntax of postpositioned adjectivals

In "No Chinese emperor was more resplendently arrayed. As for the cigarette that he holds out, half smoked, to be taken and deposited by his valet, a whole civilization--urbane, authoritative, ...
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Function of participle clause: … switch back and forth, alternating their positions …

I am trying to determine the function of the participle phrase in the following sentence: When they play, they switch back and forth, alternating their positions until the game ends. Is the ...
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Placement of participle phrase

Sentence that may or may not need correction: Referred to by some as the "fifth Beatle," Iain Softley wrote and directed a movie about Stuart Sutcliffe-the original bassist of the group-Backbeat ...
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I pictured [him], working hard - Why the comma?

I pictured that handsome stripling in the factory, working hard. This made her horny. (Days at the Factory) Why is there a comma? I think this structure is "picture object doing something" but this ...
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Where is the subject in “[…] weaker than would otherwise have been the case”?

Where is the subject in the following dependent clause? [...] Germany adopted a much weaker currency than would otherwise have been the case [...] (taken from BBC News) Is "the case" the subject? ...
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Can We Move the Position of a Reduced Relative Clause?

The train now arriving at Platform 3 is the 4.20 to Paddington. Can I move the position of reduced relative clause like this? Now arriving at Platform 3, the train is the 4.20 to Paddington. ...
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Is this a modifier or a supplementive denoting result?

The men on the expedition felt overwhelmed by their most ancient memories in that paradise of dampness and silence, going back to before original sin, as their boots sank into pools of steaming ...