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  1. Ana Laura
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    Question present participle

    Hello

    I have to rewrite this sentence using a present participle

    it says..
    1) He was studying at University when he decided that he wanted to become a politician.
    Could you tell me if this sentence is correct:

    *Studying at University when he decided that...
    or
    *he was studying at University when deciding that... (I don't think so...)

    I am puzzled...
    What do You think?

    Ana.


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    Re: present participle

    Hi Ana Laura
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    What about this:
    While studying at university, he decided that he wanted to become a politician.
    .

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    Re: present participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Laura View Post
    Hello

    I have to rewrite this sentence using a present participle

    it says..
    1) He was studying at University when he decided that he wanted to become a politician.
    Could you tell me if this sentence is correct:

    *Studying at University when he decided that...
    or
    *he was studying at University when deciding that... (I don't think so...)

    I am puzzled...
    What do You think?


    Ana.
    I'm a little confused because there is a present participle in your original sentence (part of the verb). Another way to state that would be:

    Studying at the university, he decided to become a politician.

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