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    "Since it was a cold day, Mary put on her coat."
    Can I change it to read as:-
    l)Mary who put on her coat since it was a cold day. OR
    2)Being a cold day, Mary put on her coat.

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    Re: Present participle

    No. Only the original sentence is correct.

    1) would be correct if you deleted 'who'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catoidtang View Post
    "Since it was a cold day, Mary put on her coat."
    Can I change it to read as:-
    l)Mary who put on her coat since it was a cold day. OR
    2)Being a cold day, Mary put on her coat.
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    I'm not going to comment on your first sentence because I don't know what kind of meaning you were trying to achieve.
    As for the second sentence, if you leave it as it is now, the meaning of the sentence is quite ridiculous - it's Mary who is a cold day that put on her coat, and an instance of such use is called dangling participle.

    To get rid of that problem, you could try:
    The weather being cold, Mary put on her coat.

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    Re: Present participle

    2) would be correct as "It being a cold day, Mary put on her coat."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    2) would be correct as "It being a cold day, Mary put on her coat."
    Right.

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