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"The sky being clear of clouds, an astronomer carried out further observations."
"The sky having cleared of clouds, the astronomer continued observations."
Would please grade this sentences and say how natural and correct they are?
In either case, it would imply the same thing - the sky was clear again when the astronomer carried on with his observation.
Last edited by ostap77; 01-Apr-2011 at 22:21.
The core meaning of such a sentence is that the astronomer's observation is continued thanks to the fact that weather conditions have improved.