- For Teachers
You should not have brought him here. (And him coughing as he is!!!)
Recently a very serious and dedicated student posted a similar sentence.
Would you kindly R-K this sentence?
I am especially interested in the role of "and," "him coughing," and
"as he is."
Thank you SO much!!!
P. S. If you can give me some more examples of this kind of indignant
exclamation (And [pronoun] -ing ...!), that would be a delightful bonus.
I have thought a little more about this.
The difference between "him coughing" and "his coughing" used to be a matter of what was considered correct style here in the USA. "His coughing" is much easier to apply Reed-Kellogg to (and used to be the preferred). I will still look into this matter.
with a very experienced ESL teacher who agrees with you. She says that
without the "and," the "with him coughing as he is" is an absolute
construction (I guess something like: The teacher being ill, we all
went home). So you are, of course, correct: "coughing" is a participle.
I plan to direct the original poster to your diagram. Unfortunately,
many visitors do not seem to be aware of the rich resource that awaits
them at the "diagramming" forum. How sad that most of them do not
realize how much Reed-Kellogg could help them.
Thanks again SO much!!!
I think the thing with Reed-Kellogg is that it is new for so many, and many people do not deal well with "new".