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    Exclamation participles

    Hello everyone,
    Could anyone please tell me which one is correct

    Fill in the blanks with present participles.
    1. Considering her abilities, she should have scored higher.
    2. Knowing her abilities, she should have scored higher.
    According to me the 1st one is correct. Please give your valuable suggestions

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    Default Re: participles

    Quote Originally Posted by newteacher12 View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Could anyone please tell me which one is correct

    Fill in the blanks with present participles.
    1. Considering her abilities, she should have scored higher.
    2. Knowing her abilities, she should have scored higher.

    According to me the 1st one is correct. Please give your valuable suggestions
    As you say, the first one is correct.

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    Default Re: participles

    [QUOTE=newteacher12;831392]


    1. Considering her abilities, she should have scored higher.
    2. Knowing her abilities, she should have scored higher.

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    (1) May I add my two cents to the moderator's excellent answer?

    (2) I think that many books would analyze "considering" in your sentence

    as a preposition. As Professor Quirk explains in his famous book, your first

    sentence is something like:

    If one considers her abilities, she should have ....

    (3) In No. 2, "knowing" is, in my opinion only, a genuine participle that modiifies

    the subject "she." It might mean something like: She knew her abilities, so she is

    ashamed that she did not score higher. That is probably NOT the idea that you

    wished to convey. So No. 1 is the "correct" answer.

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    Thank soo much bhaisaab and parser

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