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    Default participles

    I need a very reliable source or your informatin about participle and adverbial / adjectival phrases.
    For example, I have diddiculties in distinguishing between adjectival and adverbial phrases.
    The new clerk having worked a couple of years for the Fedex is now ready for his retirement procedures.
    is this an adjectival or an adverbial sentence. In other words :
    The new clerk having worked (who had worked) a couple of years for the Fedex is now ready for his retirement procedures.
    OR
    The new clerk having worked ( after working ) a couple of years for the Fedex is now ready for his retirement procedures.
    Which one. How can I understand it? Can you please explain in details? Pleaseee.
    Thank you very much in advance

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    Default Re: participles

    Welcome, cimcime.

    First, you may want to look at "types of adverbial clauses". Click here:

    http://esl.about.com/library/grammar...erbclauses.htm
    http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzo...mar/advcls.htm

    Second, you may want to look at what reduced adverbial clauses look like and how they are formed. Click here: http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishwo...alclauses.html

    Third, is 'having worked a couple of years' related to 'ready for retirement'?

    Lastly, if you're interested in the linguistic side of things (and some heavy reading), try a search under the term supplementive clauses.

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