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    uncorrect form of participle

    Hello, what do you say to this sentence?


    The firm having built the bridge across the valley is very prosperous


    In the chapter dedicated to participle in my textbook on English Grammar it is noticed that the above sentence is grammaticaly incoret. The apropriate form shall be:


    The firm that has been builtů


    Unfortunately, there is no explanation for such a rule there. A native speaker told me that my textbook is defective. So is the above sentence grammaticaly OK?

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    Re: uncorrect form of participle

    Your textbook is indeed defective.

    'The firm that built the bridge across the valley is very prosperous.'

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    Re: uncorrect form of participle

    The example sentence is indeed incorrect.What is the full sentence here " The firm that has been built… "? That doesn't seem correct either.

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    Re: uncorrect form of participle

    The whole sentence is: The firm that has built the bridge across the valley is very prosperous. This shall be OK. On contary, The firm having built the bridge across the valley is very prosperous is considered as incorrect.

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    Re: uncorrect form of participle

    You could say "The firm, having built the bridge across the valley, is very prosperous." But then, the building of the bridge would be the reason, the cause of the prosperity.

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