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Can I reduce a dependent clause to present participle clause when its tense is simple past?

Can I reduce this 1 He dropped a brick, which caused his toe to break. to this 1 He dropped a brick, causing his toe to break.
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How often the word "klatching" known as slang term sexual gathering

According to a gathering characterized usually by informal conversation But according to ...
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What are some rules that native speakers instinctively know about English that non-native speakers usually don't?

For example, the famous tweet quoting Forsyth, [A]djectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. So you can have a lovely little ...
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