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    about the position of participle construction in a sentence

    Hello, teachers!
    When we use a pariciple construction in a sentence, as far as I know , we usually put it in front shown as : Knowing little of the city, I hired a guide.
    But what I am curious is that the sentence," I hired a guide, knowing little of the city" is grammatically correct or not?
    If it is ok, then, what about this sentence : Dogs will learn a sense of helplessness, taught that they cannot escape shocks when confined. Does this sentence make sense???
    Can't wait to hear your opinions!!!!
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    Re: about the position of participle construction in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by ellie87 View Post
    Hello, teachers!
    When we use a pariciple construction in a sentence, as far as I know , we usually put it in front shown as : Knowing little of the city, I hired a guide.
    But what I am curious is that the sentence," I hired a guide, knowing little of the city" is grammatically correct or not?
    If it is ok, then, what about this sentence : Dogs will learn a sense of helplessness, taught that they cannot escape shocks when confined. Does this sentence make sense???
    Can't wait to hear your opinions!!!!
    Thanks!!!
    Knowing little of the city, I hired a guide.
    I hired a guide, knowing little of the city.

    Dogs will learn a sense of helplessness, taught that they cannot escape shocks when confined.

    Having learnt that they can't escape shocks when confined, dogs will learn a sense of helplessness.

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