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    Smile passive participles

    My question :
    Join the following pairs of sentences by using a participle.

    Q.1 She was charmed with silk. She bought ten yards.
    Q.2 The house was decorated with lights. It looked beautiful.

    A.1 Being charmed with silk, she bought ten yards.

    A.2 Decorated with lights, the house looked beautiful.
    A.2 Being decorated with lights, the house looked beautiful.

    the above 2 questions are in passive. Why in question 1, we used "being" and the question 2, we didn't
    can we say question 2 Being decorated with lights, the house looked beautiful. (like same as question 1)

    Does it make any differnce? since both the question are in passive.

    thx

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    Re: passive participles

    Hi.
    Please note I'm not a teacher.

    The structure 'being+past participle" can be used to express reasons and results. However, my book says that past participles can also be used to give inforation about reasons. So I don't see why you cannot say "Charmed with silk, she bought ten yards". I would definitely say so.
    But let's wait for an expert's reply.

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