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    Default The position of perfect participle

    Are there any occasions when perfect participle can be placed after a noun. Something like

    The man, having told you the funny stories, is my cousin.

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    Default Re: The position of perfect participle

    It can, but the sentence you suggested is ungrammatical because of the tense you used at the end. Look at this sentence, which is correct:

    The man, having told me a joke, walked away laughing.
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    Default Re: The position of perfect participle

    I understand that "perfect participle" shouldn't be used with the present, should it?

    I wanted to convey this meaning

    The man, who told you the funny stories (yesterday), is my cousin.

    Does it mean that perfect participle should only be used with the past?


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    Default Re: The position of perfect participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    I understand that "perfect participle" shouldn't be used with the present, should it?

    I wanted to convey this meaning

    The man, who told you the funny stories (yesterday), is my cousin.

    Does it mean that perfect participle should only be used with the past?

    With your new example, you need to use "who told you" as you have done. You do not need any commas in your sentence.

    The man who told you the funny stories yesterday is my cousin.
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    Default Re: The position of perfect participle

    Thanks for the good answers. I hope this is the last one. Would this one be ok?

    The reasons prevented him from going there are unclear.

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