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    non-finite clause

    The manager,__________it clear to us that he disagreed with us, left the meeting.
    (A)who has made
    (B)having made
    (c)made
    (D)making
    The answer is option D. Is option B also acceptable?

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    Re: non-finite clause

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    The manager,__________it clear to us that he disagreed with us, left the meeting.
    (A)who has made
    (B)having made
    (c)made
    (D)making
    The answer is option D. Is option B also acceptable?
    Yes. In fact, before I read the end of your post, I had chosen B as the correct answer.

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    Re: non-finite clause

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes. In fact, before I read the end of your post, I had chosen B as the correct answer.
    With 'making' it suggests to me that he began saying why he was leaving while he was standing up, gathering his papers, and walking to the door, and didn't stop talking until he slammed the door! But I think Br English may be in a minority in preferring B.

    b

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    Re: non-finite clause

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    With 'making' it suggests to me that he began saying why he was leaving while he was standing up, gathering his papers, and walking to the door, and didn't stop talking until he slammed the door! But I think Br English may be in a minority in preferring B.

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    True.

    Using "having made" means that he made his point and then left the meeting.

    Using "making" means that he made the point and left the meeting at the same time.

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    Re: non-finite clause

    I could have written either of those posts, they run so parallel to my thoughts.

    I too had chosen B before I got to the end, and then thought "well, if he slammed the door on the way out, without saying a word, I guess that's making his point as well."

    So assuming he didn't exhibit childish door-slamming behavior, I'd say B is the best choice, with D a very real possibility.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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