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Hello! Sorry, Iíve got one of those horrible grammar terminology questions to ask you. In the following sentence, Iím supposed to decide whether the underlined part is a noun phrase or a clause:
With two white grandfathers, and having been brought up as a Methodist in a Roman Catholic community, Walcott is ideally placed to express the Caribbeanís confusions of cultural identity.
Apparently, itís a noun phrase, but I canít really see why, as the verb is declined as a present perfect passive, and so, to my understanding, is working as a verb. Could someone help me with this one, please?
Actually, Heidita, I think the translation into Spanish should be "Y habiendo sido educado ..." which I think is a clause too, so I'm afraid that doesnīt help.