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    Reduced participial phrases

    In an assignment to practice reducing adjective clauses to participial phrases with the following sentence:

    • A man who had been hit by a speeding taxi was lying in the street.


    I came up with the following examples. Please help me find out whether they are correct or not.

    1. A man hit by a speeding taxi was lying in the street.
    2. A man, having been hit by a speeding taxi, was lying in the street.
    3. Having been hit by a speeding taxi, a man was lying in the street.


    Many thanks.
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    Re: Reduced participial phrases

    I would use 1.

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    Re: Reduced participial phrases

    The first one is the best choice.


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