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    Grammar!

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    1. Having completed the work, the bell started ringing.

    2. Having watched a movie, the electricity went off.

    3. Having reached my office, it began raining.

    4. Having my conversation finished, the cell phone turned
    off due to losing its power.

    5. Having lost balance, the call ended on the spot.

    6. Having expressed his love, tears started rolling down
    from his eyes.

    7. Having fallen from the chair, he rather started laughing
    to hide his embarrassment.

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    Re: Grammar!

    Quote Originally Posted by Farhan Shah View Post
    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?


    1. Having completed the work, the bell started ringing.

    2. Having watched a movie, the electricity went off.

    3. Having reached my office, it began raining.

    4. Having my conversation finished, the cell phone turned
    off due to losing its power.

    5. Having lost balance, the call ended on the spot.

    6. Having expressed his love, tears started rolling down
    from his eyes.

    7. Having fallen from the chair, he rather started laughing
    to hide his embarrassment.
    #6 is the only one that makes any sense.

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    Re: Grammar!

    I am not a teacher.

    These are examples of dangling participles.

    The result is that 1. says that the bell completed the work, 2. says that the electricity watched the movie, 3. has no subject and so on.

    6. and 7. are perhaps acceptable, albeit a little strange.

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    Re: Grammar!

    Farhan, for the THIRD time, a better title would have been Having completed/having watched etc.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    You cannot go on giving all your threads the same, useless title.

    Please click Like to show you have read this post.

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    Re: Grammar!

    Would you mind rectifying these sentences so that I can understand it better ?

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    Re: Grammar!

    I am not a teacher.

    Many of your sentences need to be completely rewritten before they stand a chance of making any sense.

    To those that are salvageable you can add a subject and a finite verb like this, "Having completed the work, I noticed that the bell started ringing."

    Look at them again closely and think about what their subjects are supposed to be.
    If they are only implied you will need to make them explicit.

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