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    #1

    having identified the participants

    Is the following sentence grammatical?

    Having identified the participants of the study, the next step involved determining research design.

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    #2

    Re: having identified the participants

    Better:

    Since the participants of the study had been identified, the next step involved determining research design.


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    #3

    Re: having identified the participants

    mshahsavar, your sentence begins with a classic example of a dangling participle.

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    #4

    Re: having identified the participants

    Having identified the participants of the study, the next step involved determining research design.

    Would this be better:

    The participants of the study have been identified. The next step is to determine the research design.


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    #5

    Re: having identified the participants

    No, but this would:

    The participants of the study have been identified, the next step is to determine the research design.

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    #6

    Re: having identified the participants

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No, but this would:

    The participants of the study have been identified, the next step is to determine the research design.
    Don't you need a conjunction to join the two clauses in the sentence?

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    #7

    Re: having identified the participants

    No.

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    #8

    Re: having identified the participants

    With all respect, your sentence is a comma splice. The comma should be a semicolon.

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    #9

    Re: having identified the participants

    Rover might have meant:

    The participants of the study having been identified, the next step is to determine the research design.

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    #10

    Re: having identified the participants

    More than likely.

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