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    Yesterday i had english test and there was a text where i should fill the gaps. What is the right variant for the 2 sentence?
    In the 1850s, when Levi Strauss ran out of tent canvas for the pants he was selling to California gold miners, he imported a tough material from Nomes in France called serge de Nomes._________, de Nomes became "denim".
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    Americanized
    Having americanized
    Please tell what is the right variant and why?

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    Re: The right choice

    Who did the Americanizing? The "de Nomes"?

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    Re: The right choice

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Who did the Americanizing? The "de Nomes"?
    No, "de Nomes" is a French name of denim.

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    Re: The right choice

    Yes, I know that.

    In the sentence "Having Americanized, de Nomes became "denim" who did the Americanizing?

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    Re: The right choice

    It is not mentioned in the text who did the Americanizing. The problem is that i put the variant "Having Americanized", but in the answers "Americanized" - is noted like the right one.

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    Re: The right choice

    You are not following where I am trying to lead. Let me give you some example sentences using "having..."

    Having missed the bus, Joe was late for work.

    Having lost my keys, I could not get into my apartment.

    Do you see what an opening phrase with "having..." modifies?

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    Re: The right choice

    It's not "De Nomes" it's De Nîmes. "Nîmes" (the "s" is not pronounced) is a town in the south of France. I know it well.

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    Re: The right choice

    So if it was Americanized by somebody, we'd put "Having"?

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    Re: The right choice

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's not "De Nomes" it's De Nîmes. "Nîmes" (the "s" is not pronounced) is a town in the south of France. I know it well.
    Thank you.

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    Re: The right choice

    hohol, there is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you" or to quote our replies back to us. It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful. It saves everybody's time.

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