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    can having been done be used as subject?

    Hi, my dear teachers, your help is needed here. I know both the -ing form and the passive -ing form can be used as subject. But can having done and having been done be used as subject? eg,
    Having been invited to the party makes him excited.
    Not having been invited to the party makes him unhappy.
    I never meet such structures. Are they right expressions?
    Thank you! I am eager to get your answers.

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    Re: can having been done be used as subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by tianhang View Post
    Hi, my dear teachers, your help is needed here. I know both the -ing form and the passive -ing form can be used as subject. But can having done and having been done be used as subject? eg,
    Having been invited to the party makes him excited.
    Not having been invited to the party makes him unhappy.
    I never meet such structures. Are they right expressions?
    Thank you! I am eager to get your answers.
    Yes, they are correct. But people don't normally talk that way. You might find it in writing.
    "Having been fired from his job is still embarrassing to him."
    "Having shot a man is not something he's proud of."

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