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    Hi everyone!
    I have a question about the position of participle phrase.
    Here are several sentences I am confused about:

    1) Being a student, she studies hard everyday.
    2) She being a student studies hard everyday.
    3) She studies hard everyday, being a student.

    Are they correct? and is there any difference among them due to different positions?
    Thant you very much!

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    Default Re: position of participle phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by John wu View Post
    Hi everyone!
    I have a question about the position of participle phrase.
    Here are several sentences I am confused about:

    1) Being a student, she studies hard every day.
    2) She, being a student, studies hard everyday. With the addition of commas, now it's
    3) She studies hard every day, being a student.

    Are they correct (no question mark here) and is there any difference among them due to the different positions word order?
    Thank you very much!
    Please see my notations in red and grey above. "Everyday" was incorrect. You needed "every day". With #1 and #3, once that was corrected, the sentences were OK. #2 needed two commas in order to be grammatically correct.

    The meaning is the same in each one.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: position of participle phrase

    Thank you, teacher.
    It's so kind of you to correct and answer my question!

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    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click on the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.




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