It's been a long time since I last visited here.
Is everybody O.K?
Well, today I have a question about the Participial Construction.
I'd be very happy if I could get some ideas from native speakers.
1. I went into the garden, playing with my dog there. (meaning I went into the garden, and played with my dog there.)
2. I studied the Participial Construction, going to bed.(meaning I studied the Participial Construction, and I went to bed.)
Are these sentences above acceptable?
I personally find them a little strange.
Instead of these two, I'd say(write):
1' Going into the garden, I played with my dog there.
2' Studying(Having studied) the Participial Construction, I went to bed.
Please give me your comments.
Thank you in advance.
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
Hello and welcome back. You are a more senior member than I.
I have the confidence to address only one of your sentences:
The correct one, I feel, is "Having studied participial constructions, I went to bed."
That is, I studied until 9 p.m. Then I went to bed.
I believe that "Studying participial constructions, I went to bed" is (may I be honest?) rather humorous. It means that while
you were walking to your bed you also at the same time were studying participial constructions.