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The use of 'Being' is not incorrect here, but you can't use it with 'precisely' in this way. It's either: Being more precise, I just don't even know what "end up" means. or: More precisely, I just don't even know what "end up" means. Both of these sentences should be preceeded by something is vague, that needs a more accurate statement to follow it ...


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As easy technique for checking this: Take the original sentence: "Essos is an immense landmass located to the east of Westeros, extending into the far east of the known world." And make the ing into a subject and verb phrase: "Essos is an immense landmass located to the east of Westeros and it extends into the far east of the known world." It describes ...


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The sentences have adverbial phrases with present participles. https://learningenglishgrammar.wordpress.com/adverbial-phrases-with-present-participles/ Such a phrase after the main clause can describe an additional action (often performed by the subject of the main clause, like in sentence 3), but not necessarily a simultaneous one. In sentence 1 the ...


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To my understanding (different from what the comments say) here is what I believe being described. a mattress is float in a pool (not spinning.) The wind is causing them to move in a circular path around the mattress, which leaves ripples in the water in a circle around the mattress. This book was written in 1925, English has changed a lot since then, and ...


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I'm afraid your prior assumption is incorrect. These are not "dangling participles". These are just ordinary participles. Many participles, like those in (1-4), are formed from reducing relative clauses, like those in (1'-2'). They are not ungrammatical, and the participles in (1-2) are not "dangling". (3-4) are similar in structure, and there's nothing ...


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The problem with your examples is that each of those inserted phrases ends with a noun which precedes a participle clause and can combine with it, giving some false sense. With such a word order, an additional comma just after the noun could prevent from reading like: 'tree waiting for me', 'my bed lying down' and 'the riverside whistling'.


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