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    complete with portraits of the artists,

    For many participle phrases, we can decompose it to conjuction+subject+verb like the following.
    ex1)Running for many hours, I got thirsty
    =>As I ran for many hours, I got thirsty
    ex2)Turning left at the corner, you will find the store
    =If you turn left at the corner, you will find the store

    But what about the following examples that can be found in numerous writings? They don't seem to carry any conjuction, but can only be described as "something ~ing". Is this an exceptional participle phrase hard to find its conjection?

    ex)The idea of the Artist-Celebrity is perhaps especially indebted to one publication: Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects.(Being) First published in 1550, and then in a revised and enlarged edition, (being) complete with portraits of the artists, in 1568, this lengthy study combined exhaustive biographical anecdotes with critical comments......

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    Re: complete with portraits of the artists,

    Maybe I posted a very complicated question....

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    Re: complete with portraits of the artists,

    I think it's either ~ing or while+subject+be.

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    #4

    Re: complete with portraits of the artists,

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Maybe I posted a very complicated question....
    The real problem is that none of your original sentences sounds very natural. We'd normally say:

    After running for many hours, I got thirsty.

    If you turn left at the corner, you will find the store
    . or:

    Turn left at the corner, you will find the store.


    The idea of the Artist-Celebrity is perhaps especially indebted to one publication: Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects.(Being) First published in 1550, and then in a revised and enlarged edition, (being) complete with portraits of the artists, in 1568, this lengthy study combined exhaustive biographical anecdotes with critical comments......

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    Re: complete with portraits of the artists,

    No, What I meant was "how can you dissect a participle phrase like this?"

    ex)Born in 1958 and raised in Korea, Charlie Kim is a famous actor.
    Normally we can dissect other participle phrases to conjuction+subject+verb, but this case doesn't have to be discomposed? or in any way?

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