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    (with) the result being that + CL

    Could someone explain in technical grammar terms how this is used. Well, I know how it's used but I'm not sure how to explain to my students how it's used. Thanks.

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    Re: (with) the result being that + CL

    Do you have a sentence or sentences in mind?

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    Re: (with) the result being that + CL

    Well, the way I think it could be used is:

    "He took a lot of pills, the result being that he felt drowsy in the evening."

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    #4

    Re: (with) the result being that + CL

    That is very good. In that use, it has the meaning of "so" or "therefore".

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    Re: (with) the result being that + CL

    Thanks Mike. Yes, I know that is a correct sentence and the meaning is that of "so" - giving a result.

    1) Would there be other uses/meaning of this kind of phrase
    2) How would I explain it to a student in more technical terms (whether it's necessary or not, I want to know the explanation for myself!) other than just saying, "Oh, just use this to mean "so"", etc.

    Thanks.

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    Re: (with) the result being that + CL

    Do you want the phrase parsed?
    1. "He took a lot of pills, the result being that he felt drowsy in the evening."
    2. "He took a lot of pills. The result was that he felt drowsy in the evening."
    3. "He took a lot of pills, with the result that he felt drowsy in the evening."
    4. "He took a lot pills, the result of which was that he felt drowsy in the evening."
    5. "The result of his having taken a lot of pills was that he felt drowsy in the evening."

    Sentences 2 are the most straightforward. If you combine them, you need something like 1, 3 or 4. 5 is a translocation of the phrases.
    I'm not sure what I'd call the second clause in 1. except that it seems to be a present participial clause.

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    Re: (with) the result being that + CL

    At last I think I get it...CL means 'clause'.


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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Mar-2014 at 09:28.

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    Re: (with) the result being that + CL

    "He took a lot of pills, and, as a result, he felt drowsy in the evening."
    Is it also correct?

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    Re: (with) the result being that + CL

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    "He took a lot of pills, and, as a result, he felt drowsy in the evening."
    Is it also correct?
    Yes

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