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    How can we expand the underlined phrase . Means I want to know how underlined phrase can be combined with the main sentence. Thanks - Rajan


    Designed by Italian studio Federico Ciccarese, the phone features an edge-to-edge display with a brushed aluminum body design.

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    Re: Grammar Help

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    How can we expand this sentence making it full one sentence. I Means I how can the underlined phrase can be combined with the main sentence. Thanks

    Designed by Italian studio Federico Ciccarese, the phone features an edge-to-edge display with a brushed aluminum body design.
    It already has been.

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    Re: Grammar Help

    Today being sunday, shops are closed. It can be expanded : As Today is sunday, shops are closed. In same manner, I was trying to expand that sentence. The above sentence can be used in writing. But if we want to say this sentence to someone then how can we rewrite this sentence (Designed by Italian studio Federico Ciccarese, the phone features an edge-to-edge display with a brushed aluminum body design)

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    It already has been.
    Last edited by rajan; 22-Sep-2011 at 11:51.

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    Тhe phone, designed by Italian studio Federico Ciccarese, features an edge-to-edge display with a brushed aluminum body design.

    Тhe phone was designed by Italian studio Federico Ciccarese and features an edge-to-edge display with a brushed aluminum body design.

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    Re: Grammar Help

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    Today being sunday, shops are closed. It can be expanded : As Today is sunday, shops are closed. In same manner, I was trying to expand that sentence. The above sentence can be used in writing. But if we want to say this sentence to someone then how can we rewrite this sentence (Designed by Italian studio Federico Ciccarese, the phone features an edge-to-edge display with a brushed aluminum body design)

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    (1) Teachers Fivejedjon and Bennevis have already answered your question.

    (2) I know what a serious student you are. So I felt that it was important to point

    out something to you.

    (3) You cannot compare "Today being Sunday, the stores are closed" to

    "Designed by Italian studio F.C., the phone features ...."

    (a) If you carefully look at the first sentence, "Today" is a noun + present participle.

    Books call this an absolute construction. You are 100% correct that it could be

    expanded to "Since/Because/As it is Sunday, ..."

    (b) In the second sentence, "Designed" is a participle. So maybe it is a shorter

    way to say: The phone, which was designed by Italian studio Federico

    Ciccarese, features an edge-to-edge display with a brushed aluminum body design."

    (4) I imagine that the sentence starting with the participle would be used only in

    writing. It might sound rather strange if you spoke that way.
    Last edited by TheParser; 22-Sep-2011 at 15:14.

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    Actually, somewhere i have read in a grammar site that a participle phrase always act as an adverbial phrase. There it quoted many examples. I might have misunderstood that. I thought that the sentence I mentioned, by any way, act as an adverb. Eg Being french, he likes wine. As he is french, he likes wine.

    But here ihe phrase "Designed by Italian studio …….." does not work as an adverbial phrase. It is a pure participle phrase. So a participle phrase is not always equal to adverbial phrase.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    (1) Teachers Fivejedjon and Bennevis have already answered your question.

    (2) I know what a serious student you are. So I felt that it was important to point

    out something to you.

    (3) You cannot compare "Today being Sunday, the stores are closed" to

    "Designed by Italian studio F.C., the phone features ...."

    (a) If you carefully look at the first sentence, "Today" is a noun + present participle.

    Books call this an absolute construction. You are 100% correct that it could be

    expanded to "Since/Because/As it is Sunday, ..."

    (b) In the second sentence, "Designed" is a participle. So maybe it is a shorter

    way to say: The phone, which was designed by Italian studio Federico

    Ciccarese, features an edge-to-edge display with a brushed aluminum body design."

    (4) I imagine that the sentence starting with the participle would be used only in

    writing. It might sound rather strange if you spoke that way.
    Last edited by rajan; 22-Sep-2011 at 17:22.

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