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    Combining sentences with participle

    I have problem in combining sentences with participle. Means what we have to add(helping verb) or not add. Help me in clearing this confusion.

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    Re: Combining sentences with participle

    Can you give us an example?

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    Re: Combining sentences with participle

    1) Lawyer Shashi Bhushan consulted every witness. He examined every document. At last he found out the real fact.
    = Consulting every witness, lawyer shashi bhushan examined every document and at last found out real fact.
    2) The two brother's were joint heir to their father's property. They desired to divide it. They auctioned it.
    = don't know clearly.

    Can we add something (here, and) in joining the sentences with participle and can we remove something (except= pronouns) also.
    If you all can give me some more examples to explain this topic then it will be great.

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    Re: Combining sentences with participle

    Welcome to the forum, Shubi.

    2) The two brothers were joint heirs to their father's property. Desiring to divide it, they auctioned it.

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    Re: Combining sentences with participle

    Thank you for help.

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    Re: Combining sentences with participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Shubhi View Post
    Thank you for your help.
    You're welcome, but there is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". 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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    Re: Combining sentences with participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Shubhi View Post
    1) Lawyer Shashi Bhushan consulted every witness. He examined every document. At last he found out the real fact.
    = Consulting every witness, lawyer shashi bhushan examined every document and at last found out real fact.
    No. After consulting every witness and examining every document, at least Sashi Bhushan found out the facts.

    He didn't use the witnesses to examine the documents.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Combining sentences with participle

    A small typo, barb.
    "... at last ..."


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    Re: Combining sentences with participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    After consulting every witness ...
    I think 'consulting' above is a gerund instead of a participle while 'having consulted' is a perfect participle in 'Having consulted every witness'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Combining sentences with participle

    Is my first sentence correct.

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