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    tom3m is offline Senior Member
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    Default English transgressive?

    Having sat down, she began to cry.
    Having been sold, the slave followed his new master.
    Standing over there, he was watching his ex-wife.


    The examples above should be examples of the so called transgressive (or better - of a translation of them). My question is if there is anything such as transgressive also in English. If there isn't, what do you call the structures in bold above?

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    Default Re: English transgressive?

    No, the term 'transgressive' is not used in English grammar. The bold type parts are termed participial (or simply 'participle') phrases.

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