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    Thumbs down I can not understand exactly. please help me to understand

    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.

    Thank you.
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    Re: I can not understand exactly. please help me to understand

    [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.

    That is:

    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).

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