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    Could you please explain the construction of this sentence?

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    - She is always the first one to get up in the morning to make sure that we leave for school having eaten breakfast and dressed in suitable clothes.

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    Re: Could you please explain the construction of this sentence?

    Can you explain a little better? I'm not sure what you are asking.

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    Re: Could you please explain the construction of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie1991 View Post
    Can you explain a little better? I'm not sure what you are asking.
    I am wondering why HAVING EATEN is used in its place in that sentence?

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    Re: Could you please explain the construction of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    I am wondering why HAVING EATEN is used in its place in that sentence?
    I don't remember who posted this originally some time ago with the exact example, but as Yogi Berra is alleged to have said, "this seems like deja vu all over again".

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    Perfect Participle Phrase used in the active form with "Having" + a Past Participle. It shows that the
    action takes place before the action mentioned in the main clause.
    Example:Having brushed my teeth, I went to bed.
    Last edited by billmcd; 17-Jul-2012 at 19:21.

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