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    Believing/having believed movies with.......

    I wrote this sentence and I am not sure about the bold parts. If there is any other problem or suggestion about the sentence I'd be glad to know.

    "Believing/having believed movies with young heroes in them, she did whatever she could hoping to be another hero in the foreseeable future, although it was just another silly dream."

    Thanks.

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    Re: Believing/having believed movies with.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan. View Post
    I wrote this sentence and I am not sure about the bold parts. If there is any other problem or suggestion about the sentence I'd be glad to know.

    "Believing/having believed movies with young heroes in them, she did whatever she could hoping to be another hero in the foreseeable future, although it was just another silly dream."

    Thanks.
    I'm afraid it doesn't make sense to me.

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    Re: Believing/having believed movies with.......

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'm afraid it doesn't make sense to me.
    Thanks for your answer. The main sentence was "she did whatever she could hoping to be another hero in the foreseeable future because she had believed the movies with young heroes in them". So it is not possible to paraphrase it in another form starting with gerund (believing). Right?

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    Re: Believing/having believed movies with.......

    The stumbling block here is the unnatural collocation 'believing movies'.

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