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    Default About Participle Clause


    Let me ask about participle clause.
    I wonder if the following two participle clause are used practically.

    I wonder if the following two participle clause are used practically.


    Turning to the right, you will find the building.
    =If you turn to the right, you will find the building.
    Admitting what you say, I still don't believe it.
    = Though I admit what you say, I still don't believe it.


    In a yahoo site, I found this writings. Is it right? Please help me!


    http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/clauses/participleclause.htm


    A Note to Students
    b. Another common error is that students tend to overlook the fact that the two actions have to be in a cause-and-effect relationship or a before-and-after sequential relationship.


    : Having considerate and loving parents, Mary loves sports and outdoor activities.
    Some students tend to think that the function of participle clauses is to incorporate more than one action in a sentence. They fail to realize that the two actions have to have some relationship, as illustrated in the following:


    Cause-and-effect relationship: Having considerate parents, she could do whatever she wants.
    Sequential relationship: Having locked the door, I went to sleep.


    Last edited by Brightsun; 24-Aug-2007 at 04:08.

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