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    Default participle contruction

    Hi teachers and experts,

    What is the difference between the following sentences?

    #1 Arriving at the hotel, he went to bed at once.

    #2 Having arrived at the hotel, he went to bed at once.

    Thanks a lot.

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    In the first you are still in the process of ariving, whereas in the second you have already arrived.
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