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    Cna "A woman, I shall be of help in time of need." make sense?

    I think the last question is unnecessarily redundant.
    I'm sorry.

    1-1. Though I am a woman, I shall be of help in time of need.

    1-2. Being a woman, I shall be of help in time of need.
    1-3. A woman, I shall be of help in time of need.


    The rule of making participle clauses, can 1-3 make sense?
    But I haven't much seen a sentence like 1-3 before.


    And there is another question.
    2-1. Because there was too much traffic, I used subway.
    2-2. There being too much traffic, I used subway.
    2-3. There too much traffic, I used subway.

    Can 2-3 make sense? Can 'being' be omitted from 2-3?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Cna "A woman, I shall be of help in time of need." make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by pseudo View Post
    I think the last question is unnecessarily redundant.
    I'm sorry.

    1-1. Though I am a woman, I shall be of help in time of need.

    1-2. Being a woman, I shall be of help in time of need.
    1-3. A woman, I shall be of help in time of need.

    All three are grammatical. The first one means something different than the other two. The third is okay, but "As a woman...." would be better.

    The rule of making participle clauses, can 1-3 make sense?
    But I haven't much seen a sentence like 1-3 before.


    And there is another question.
    2-1. Because there was too much traffic, I used the subway.
    2-2. There being too much traffic, I used the subway. [Correct but awkward.]
    2-3. There was too much traffic, so I used the subway.

    Does 2-3 make sense? [No.] Can 'being' be omitted from 2-3? [Yes. See my changes.]

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Cna "A woman, I shall be of help in time of need." make sense?

    No. It isn't.
    Reading grammar book, These ideas came into my mind.

    Anyway. My questions are inaccurate.
    Probably, I made some mistakes when copying and pasting...
    I'm sorry. I'll pay attention next time.

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