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    having received or receiving

    1.Receiving an excellent performance evaluation, Mr. Thompson will be promoted to general manager this spring.

    2.Having received an excellent performance evaluation, Mr. Thompson will be promoted to general manager this spring.


    I don't see the much difference between these two sentences above. actually I personally think either way is just okay.
    still, some of my friends say that 'Receiving an excellent performance eval*uation' is more correct than 'Having received'
    but I reckon using '
    Having received' is an better way for this sentence. so please explain which one is correct and why XD
    this is my first posting here thank you in advance
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    #2

    Re: having received or receiving

    Hello, Tott Tot.
    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com.
    Why did you place an asterisk there? What does XD stand for?

    Edit: The 'XD' could be an emoticon.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 26-Aug-2014 at 19:12.

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    #3

    Re: having received or receiving

    Why does your post contain "eval*uation" three times? I see no need for the asterisk. We usually use it to replace a single letter in a swear word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: having received or receiving

    yes, XD is a smiling emoticon. and i don't understand why the asterisks appeared there.....it just happened

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    Re: having received or receiving

    Please click on Edit Post and remove the asterisks, then click Save.

    XD is not an emoticon to be used here. We have our own. Please click on the icon in the toolbar and select the appropriate emoticon.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: having received or receiving

    I am sorry. I did not know the exact rules. so ...I did what you said and corrected errors.
    now may I get some information about my original question?

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    #7

    Re: having received or receiving

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Tott Tot: Here is some information that may interest you.

    1. "Completing their business, the committee voted to adjourn."

    2. "Having completed their business, the committee voted to adjourn. "My book says that both sentences are correct. It explains that when the times expressed in the -ing word and in the main verb refer to ABOUT the same time, then the "present tense [-ing] of the participle is generally used instead of the perfect [having + past participle]." So probably most people would be more comfortable with #1, but #2 is grammatically correct, too.

    3. This sentence is wrong: "Working in every capacity from janitor to vice president, the new president is the best trained man the company has ever had in that office." a. It should be "Having worked" because you are expressing a time BEFORE he became the new president.

    4. In my OPINION, I agree with you that "having received" is better. That is to say, maybe Mr. Thompson received an excellent evaluation in January, and he was promoted in April. a. It seems to me that the use of "receiving" seems to give the idea that he received an excellent evaluation at 4 p.m. and was promoted at 4:15 p.m.! Credit for the information in sentences #1 -3 goes to Professors Pence and Emery in their A Grammar of Present-Day English (second edition).

    James
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Aug-2014 at 16:06. Reason: Improving the format.

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    #8

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    Thank you, The praser. wow...actually this was my first time posting here. so I could not expect this great explanation. thank you for your delicate explanation. thank you for sharing your precious information with me. it is night here. so....good night.

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