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    SFG: Clause boundaries - Participle phrases

    I'm confused as to whether participle phrases are considered to be dependent clauses in SFG.

    For instance, I would analyse the following as consisting of 1 independent clause, followed by 2 dependent clauses.

    (1) Jimmy is studying history, planting seeds in the garden and helping out at the voluntary center.

    I know the above sentence doesn't make sense, but I was confused because in the instance of participle phrases, the subject is elliptical.

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    Re: SFG: Clause boundaries - Participle phrases

    Welcome to the forum, WCD1903.

    What's SFG?

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    Re: SFG: Clause boundaries - Participle phrases

    I don't know what SFG is, but traditionally, phrases are not considered clauses.

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