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    "Having gotten all A’s, the students are..." What's the function of the gerund?

    "Having gotten all A’s, the students are..." What's the function of the gerund? Having gotten all A’s, the students are studying less. I know that "having gotten" is a gerund in the perfect form, but what is the function in the sentence? Is it a subject complement? Thanks for the help.
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    My student wants to practice English

    Hi everybody, I have a 1:1 student who comes to my place for an informal speaking class, just to keep her English alive, so to speak. I do conversation with her and a few grammar lessons and exercises. Here's the thing: I'm not a spontaneous conversationalist, and I have basically exhausted...
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    [Vocabulary] What "false friends" do you know?

    I'd like to know more about which words have given students trouble due to their similarity in English. What false friends have you encountered? Which languages are they from? For example: English embarrassed -> Spanish embarazada Embarrassed means humiliated Embarazada means...
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