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1) Akhil( name) came home from the football match covered in mud. In this sentence, "covered" modifies whom or what i mean "Akhil'' or ''match"
can i split the sentence? please explain it grammatically.
Last edited by indranil; 08-Sep-2011 at 04:32.
[QUOTE=indranil;797276]1) I resent Atul getting the job. In this sentence, "getting" modifies whom 'I' or "Atul(a name)"?
can i split the sentence like this ''Getting the job, i resent Atul.'' is it correct?
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(1) You have asked a truly excellent question.
(a) Many native speakers would also say: I resent Atul getting the job.
(b) They mean: I resent the fact that Atul got the job.
(c) Thus, the books tell us that the "correct" sentence is:
I resent Atul's getting the job. ("Atul's" modifies "getting." Whose getting?)
(i) As you know, the word "Atul's" is a possessive. For example, if you did not
want to mention Atul's name, you could say:
I resent his getting the job. (Many native speakers "incorrectly" use "him.")
(2) No, I do not think that anyone would want to say "Getting the job, I resented Atul."
If you said that, that would mean something like:
When the boss gave the job to me, I then resented Atul. (You got the job. So why
do you resent Atul?)
BUT I guess you could say:
Getting the job, I resented Atul for doing everything in his power to stop it.
I got the job. I now resent Atul because (before I got the job), he did everything
to try to stop my getting the job (for example, he went to the boss and told
lies about me).