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Dear English teacher:
I would like to know the difference between sentence A and sentence B below:
A.) “I saw him, having crossed the street”.
B.) “I saw him having crossed the street”.
My understanding is that A) refers to “I”, the subject of the sentence and B) to “him”, the object of the sentence.
Am I right?
Last edited by 5jj; 03-Dec-2012 at 14:17. Reason: typo
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Here are a few examples I found on the Internet:
I saw the dog having been brought by Bregans. Perfect Passive Singular
(the dog had been brought by Bregans before I saw it)
Mr. Elwood told the court the guinea pig had been discovered having been killed by a fall
They saw the victim having been brought downby the appellants.
If a person is found having been murdered by police officer and there is nobody to tell who murdered him, then would the police officer not get the FIR recorded simply because there was no one to say that, that man has been murdered?
Minorities and police in India - Page 197
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