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    Participle clauses/help
    Message from mohammad51 posted on 16-03-2023 at 11:29:30 (D | E | F)
    Hello
    Please get me help me with these questions.
    Thank you in advance
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    Rewrite the following sentences using participle clauses.

    My suggested answers are below each question I uploaded.

    1)Because I was forced to spend the day indoors, I explored the old house.

    Forced to spend the day indoors, I explored the old house. This needs past participle to replace the passive structure

    2)As they had never been to the house before, they didnít realise that there was a secret room.

    Having never been to the house before, they didn't realise that there was a secret room
    .
    This needs perfect participle ( passive ) to emphasize the first action that happened earlier

    3)Had the man who had been waiting in the secret room been a ghost?

    Had the man having been waited ..... I see ( not possible ) Not sure of the answer ?

    perhaps I use ( was auxiliary ) Was the man having been waited in the secret room being a ghost ?

    4)Even though I was scared, I was keen to investigate.

    Being scared, even though , I was keen to investigate. ?

    Even though I was being scared .............

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    Edited by lucile83 on 17-03-2023 10:00
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    Re: Participle clauses/help from gerondif, posted on 16-03-2023 at 12:19:48 (D | E)
    Hello
    1)Because I was forced to spend the day indoors, I explored the old house.
    Forced to spend the day indoors, I explored the old house. This needs past participle to replace the passive structure

    2)As they had never been to the house before, they didnít realise that there was a secret room.
    Having never been to the house before, they didn't realise that there was a secret room.

    3)Had the man who had been waiting in the secret room been a ghost?
    Had the man having been waited ..... I see ( not possible ) Not sure of the answer ?
    Had the man seen waiting in the secret room been a ghost ?


    4)Even though I was scared, I was keen to investigate.
    Being scared, even though , I was keen to investigate. ? (clumsy)
    Although scared, I was keen to investigate.



    Re: Participle clauses/help from mohammad51, posted on 16-03-2023 at 14:20:56 (D | E)
    Hello
    Thank you very much dear teacher gerondif

    I don't know how it goes out of my mind ( relative clause \ reducing )

    3)Had the man who had (been) waiting in the secret room been a ghost.

    I see you changed been to seen ? Perhaps typed in error

    Thank you again. You helped me many times.



    Re: Participle clauses/help from gerondif, posted on 16-03-2023 at 15:24:51 (D | E)
    No, seen is what I mean.
    Had the man waiting in the secret room been a ghost ? if a present participe is ok with the exercise.

    If you use wait in the passive voice, it means this :
    The man waited upon was strange = The man I was serving looked strange, the man I had been waiting upon looked strange.
    A waiter waits on you, is at your service.




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