Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    moonlike's Avatar
    moonlike is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    463
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Can we use this structure to refer to future as well? " Having+PP"

    Hi

    Can we say "having taken out the visa, you will be able to go abroad". I mean are there any specific rules regarding the tense of the sentence following "having+PP"? Can we use past, present and future tenses?
    Are these sentences correct?
    1. Having posted the letter, she went home.
    2. Having taught her, I always go out.
    3. Having done the exercises, you should revise for the exam.

    Thanks a million.

  2. #2
    Bennevis's Avatar
    Bennevis is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    952
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Can we use this structure to refer to future as well? " Having+PP"

    1. Having posted the letter, she went home. Sounds all right

  3. #3
    moonlike's Avatar
    moonlike is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    463
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Can we use this structure to refer to future as well? " Having+PP"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    1. Having posted the letter, she went home. Sounds all right
    Thanks. So you mean the other two examples aren't correct grammatically?

  4. #4
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,557
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Can we use this structure to refer to future as well? " Having+PP"

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Thanks. So you mean the other two examples aren't correct grammatically?
    2 and 3 are not natural.

Similar Threads

  1. Does "the famously stiff leader" refer to "Hu Jintao"?
    By NewHopeR in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Feb-2012, 07:58
  2. Does "high levels" refer to "the hight levels of VEGF"?
    By NewHopeR in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Dec-2011, 13:39
  3. "Future Work" v.s. "Recommendations" - a technical writing question
    By qmqmqm in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-Apr-2009, 16:02
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-Dec-2008, 16:30
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Apr-2008, 23:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •