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    A participle phrase as an adverbial phrase with the subject IT.

    Hi!
    I have a question.
    Ex:
    - It was very hot yesterday, so we went swimming.
    rewritten
    - It being very hot yesterday, we went swimming.
    Is it all right?

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    Re: A participle phrase as an adverbial phrase with the subject IT.

    Hi friend,

    I don't think " It being very hot yesterday." is correct.
    I think it should be " It was being a very hot day, we went swimming"
    But I'd like to hear form other people.

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    Re: A participle phrase as an adverbial phrase with the subject IT.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_useless View Post
    Hi friend,

    I don't think " It being very hot yesterday." is correct.
    I think it should be " It was being a very hot day, we went swimming"
    But I'd like to hear form other people.
    No, that's wrong. You can't say, "It was being a very hot day."

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    Re: A participle phrase as an adverbial phrase with the subject IT.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hi!
    I have a question.
    Ex:
    - It was very hot yesterday, so we went swimming.
    rewritten
    - It being very hot yesterday, we went swimming.
    Is it all right?
    It's possible, but I doubt whether anyone would say that.
    "Since it was very hot yesterday, we went swimming."

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