Student or Learner
Is this sentence correct ?
'' He was abandoned by his mother, forcing him to take care of himself ''
Can I reduced the non defining relative pronoun of object ....who forced him to take care of himself ?
Is 'forcing him to take care of himself ' a participle clause ?
Thanks a lot
(1) One famous grammarian gives these examples:
He mistook me for a friend, so that he caused me some embarrassment.
This clause can be simplified as:
He mistook me for a friend, causing me some embarrassment.
He mistook me for a friend, thus causing me some embarrassment.
This famous grammarian (Dr. George O. Curme) says that the participial
clause does not modify anything. (As you can see in the so that
sentence, the participial clause is really an independent sentence.)
(2) Nevertheless, I think that some books say that it would be
OK to just say that "forcing himself to take care of himself"
modifies the whole sentence.