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    Walking alone, John met a friend.

    1. Walking alone, John met a friend.

    Is "walking " a participle in the above sentence which modifies "John"?

    2. Being invaded, all the country rose in arms.

    Does "Being invaded" modify "rose" in the above sentence?


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    Re: Walking alone, John met a friend.

    1. Yes. Yes. Though to be complete, I'd probably say "walking alone" modifies "John".

    2. No. "Being invaded" modifies "all the country". A participial phrase behaves as an adjective and therefore modifies a noun - just like in the first example.

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    Re: Walking alone, John met a friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pangus View Post
    1. Yes. Yes. Though to be complete, I'd probably say "walking alone" modifies "John".

    2. No. "Being invaded" modifies "all the country". A participial phrase behaves as an adjective and therefore modifies a noun - just like in the first example.
    I disagree with part of your #2. Participial phrases can also be adverbial.

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