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    Smile having caused

    It rained heavily in the south,______serious flooding in several provinces.

    A. having caused B. causing

    The answer is B, but I think "having caused" shows a kind of condition. What's wrong with this option

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    Re: having caused

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    It rained heavily in the south,______serious flooding in several provinces.

    A. having caused B. causing

    The answer is B, but I think "having caused" shows a kind of condition. What's wrong with this option
    'Having caused serious flooding in several provinces in the south, the heavy rain moved across the country to the north" is fine. It caused the serious flooding before it moved.

    In your sentence, the rain started before the flooding, and it caused the flooding. Only 'causing' is appropriate.

    No condition is implied in either sentence.

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    Re: having caused

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    It rained heavily in the south,______serious flooding in several provinces.

    A. having caused B. causing

    The answer is B, but I think "having caused" shows a kind of condition. What's wrong with this option
    The sentence is made up of two parts combined:

    It rained heavily in the south.
    The rain caused serious flooding in several areas.

    'Having caused' doesn't fit in.

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