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    pushing or pushed ?

    After pushing / pushed the factory, the goods will be ready for inspection on 22 April.

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    Re: pushing or pushed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    After pushing / pushed the factory, the goods will be ready for inspection on 22 April.
    I don't understand what "to push the factory" means. Whatever the correct verb is, you would use "after verb+ing".

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    Re: pushing or pushed ?

    Pushing = putting some pressure on them?

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    Re: pushing or pushed ?

    I imagine emsr2d2's problem in guessing what 'pushing the factory' may have arisen from the fact that the participle's dangling. It can be silly to ban all dangling participles everywhere (though it's a safe poilcy ito avoid them in an exam!) - but there are times when they hinder communication; and I think this is one.

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    Re: pushing or pushed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I imagine emsr2d2's problem in guessing what 'pushing the factory' may have arisen from the fact that the participle's dangling. It can be silly to ban all dangling participles everywhere (though it's a safe poilcy ito avoid them in an exam!) - but there are times when they hinder communication; and I think this is one.

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    I'm pretty sure my problem in guessing the meaning didn't stem from a participle, dangling or otherwise.

    You can push the owners, the employees, the workers etc of a factory (in which case it would mean, as previously suggested, put pressure on them) but unless you're Superman, you can't actually push a factory!

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    Re: pushing or pushed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    After pushing / pushed the factory, the goods will be ready for inspection on 22 April.
    After putting pressure on the/pressing the factory, we have been informed that the goods will be ready for inspection on 22 April.

    The goods cannot put pressure on the factory, it is we who put pressure.

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