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    Default Eureka - new discovery

    Weather conditions have moderated, making a rescue attempt possible.

    I have lit on a new thing.
    I have discovered that the present participial clause above (the underlined) is in resultative relation to to its main clause.

    I would say that it's also a non-finite adverbial clause.
    This is a Christmas gift to me this year. Thank you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    Default Re: Eureka - new discovery

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Weather conditions have moderated, making a rescue attempt possible.

    I have lit on a new thing.
    I have discovered that the present participial clause above (the underlined) is in resultative relation to to its main clause.

    I would say that it's also a non-finite adverbial clause.
    This is a Christmas gift to me this year. Thank you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********


    Panicmonger,


    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Yes, I have also learned that your sentence is just another

    way to say:

    Weather conditions have moderated, thus making a rescue
    attempt possible.

    Weather conditions have moderated, an event that makes
    a rescue attempt possible.

    Weather conditions have moderated, so that rescue attempts
    are possible.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

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