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    Unhappy complex sentence


    Dear All,
    The researcher treated all participants involved/involving in his study as part of research, not subjects of the research.

    I found myself stupid to have this confusion; is it involved or involving?
    All the best and thank you
    doingresearch

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    Re: complex sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by doingresearch View Post
    Dear All,
    The researcher treated all participants involved/involving in his study as part of research, not subjects of the research.

    I found myself stupid to have this confusion; is it involved or involving?
    All the best and thank you
    doingresearch
    Don't think you are stupid - we all have to learn.

    Think of it as:
    The researcher treated all participants (who were/have been) involved /involving in his study as part of the research, not subjects of the research, then it becomes clearer. The past participle has a passive sense here.

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    Re: complex sentence

    Thank you for your answer and your support. You are right, we have so much to learn and will be always.
    doingresearch

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