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    the position of the present participle

    Hi,

    When they went to Texas they expected a better job.

    1- Going
    to Texas they expected a better job. (It is OK)
    2- They expected a better job, going to Texas .

    Because she felt hungry, he went into the kitchen and opened the fridge.

    3- Feeling
    hungry, he went into the kitchen and opened the fridge. (It is Ok)
    4- He went into the kitchen and opened the fridge, feeling hungry.

    I would like to learn if I must write the present participle at the beginning of sentences or can I replace it as it is in sentence 2 and 4.

    Thanks.

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    Re: the position of the present participle

    You should attach the modifier to the thing you want to modify.

    Your sentences 2 and 4 can be misunderstood. Is the job going to Texas? Is the fridge feeling hungry?

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