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    #1

    using participles modifying a verb or a distant noun without a comma

    I have some ideas that I could decide how to use participles without a comma
    , and I'd like to check with you these ideas.


    1. When a present participle modify a verb :
    1) A verb must indicate action or state, not thought.
    2) A present participle must indicate action or thought, not sate
    3) A present participle must have an adverbial function: when, where, whereby, how, while
    2. When a present participle modify a noun :
    4) A present participle must indicate state, not thought or action.
    Ex)
    a) You don't have to stand there feeling inferior.
    b) He gave me a gift smiling brightly.
    c) I was running drinking water this time yesterday.
    d) As I have a habit of eating something reading anything, I had lunch reading a book. (?)
    e) I was told to go to uncles' place taking brothers with me. (X) --- being of 'state' and modifying a verb
    f) I saw a snake lie down on the roadside before my home dying. (O) ---- being of 'state' and modifying a noun


    3. When a past participle modify a noun or verb :
    5) A past participle must modify a noun, not a verb.
    6) A past participle must indicate state, not action or thought.
    7) A past participle must have an adverb function: state.
    Ex)
    g) He lived surrounded by fans.
    h) He ran into the room satisfied with the news.

    In advance, thank you for your help.

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    #2

    Re: using participles modifying a verb or a distant noun without a comma

    A day has passed without a reply.
    Did you guys get up at all?

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    #3

    Re: using participles modifying a verb or a distant noun without a comma

    I was going to respond to your post, but, after reading your last "contribution", I decided to pass.

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    Re: using participles modifying a verb or a distant noun without a comma

    Are you serious?
    AS questions quickly stacking up have pushed down my poor question, my question already has gone,
    so I thought I didn't have any chance to get a reply to my poor question.

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    Re: using participles modifying a verb or a distant noun without a comma

    Yes, I was serious. There is a big difference between posters who ask for help and those who demand help. I don't respond to demands.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Aug-2014 at 07:43. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: using participles modifying a verb or a distant noun without a comma

    I'm so sorry.
    This is my first question, and therefore I don't know the operated system.
    Please, would you help me?

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    Re: using participles modifying a verb or a distant noun without a comma

    MikeNewYork, have I lost my last chance?
    If you should afford to revive my dying question, please save my very~ poor question!!

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    #8

    Re: using participles modifying a verb or a distant noun without a comma

    Hello, ladder of yakob.
    Those who try to help you here in UsingEnglish.com do so voluntarily. Some are interested in your query, and others aren't. Please bear these things in mind. I hope you'll be more patient next time. Thank you.

    I've found this: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/edu...cipial-phrases
    I hope the link I've just provided will be of some help yo you.

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    Re: using participles modifying a verb or a distant noun without a comma

    I have not yet read the page of the link you've provided but that will be certainly very helpful for me
    and Thank You Very Much for your advice and the link.
    I will have your advice in mind.
    Last edited by ladder of yakob; 12-Aug-2014 at 07:32.

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