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    Using Present and Past Participle to be the Subject

    Dear all,

    Well, I'm really confused in choosing the Present or past participle although I know the resent pariciple is for active voice while the part participle is for passive...

    The original sentence:
    As I am interested in Japanese culture, I hope that they'll open a Japan xone next year.

    so the answer is : Being interested in Japanese culture, I hope that they'll open a Japan xone next year.

    and the second question is: I am bored with the games there so I leave quickly.

    and the answer is: Bored with the games there, I leave quickly.

    Then, my question is, both of them are adj of emotion, and for the first one, I am interested by the Japanese culture and same as the second one, I am bored by the games, so why I have to use present participle in the first sentence but part participle in the second sentence?

    it's very urgent, thank you for your kindly help!!^^

    Junie

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    Re: Using Present and Past Participle to be the Subject

    I am still interested in Japanese culture, but my boredom ended once I have left the place. I think the 'being' indicates that the state is unfinished.

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