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This is an example of present participle. The name may traditionally be called present but it has nothing to do with either present or continuous. Better call it "-ing verb" form. It is a non finite use of verb. A non finite verb does not serve the action of the sentence and having "ing" even is tenseless. While the sentence around it may ...


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That is not present continuous. There is no "be verb" He is leaving the card on the table. This is present continuous. There is a "be" verb and an "-ing" verb. "is leaving". (This sentence is strange, because "leave" doesn't naturally have a continuous meaning) This phrase is a "participle phrase&...


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The -ing verb gives the contrasting effect; in this case: the consequence of the previous action - so, it bears adverbial meaning : consequently, therefore, thus; and could be called "a complex sentence". Your sentence can be rephrased, but it will not have the same syntactic construction. Some adverbial clauses can be put into front position of a ...


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