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    Having

    Could anyone give me details of using Having, in the following forms : Having seen; Having destroyed, Having done; Having read, the sample that I can remember at this moment is:-

    The city having destroyed, people went away from it.

    What is the method of forming this type phrase or word? What do they really mean?

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    Re: Having

    "The city having destroyed, people went away from it." INCORRECT
    "The city having been destroyed, the people went away." BETTER

    Having in this case means something has happened or occured, in the past.

    You could substitute "was" for "having" and the sentence would still work...

    "The city was destroyed, so the people went away." WORKS TOO

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    Re: Having

    Thank you, Saxonlight, I get it, but if possible could please give me more examples of it.

    A text says "The city had been destroyed, then the people went away from it." Then it can be transformed to "The city having destroted, then the people went away from it."

    I don't know which one is correct?

    Best regards.
    Piak

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    Re: Having

    The first example is the right one to go with.

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    Re: Having

    Opps some examples:

    "Without having seen the dragon with her own two eyes, she would not have belived in them."

    "The B-52 bomber having destroyed its target returned to base."

    "Having done a few Indy 500 races myself, I know how important good tires are."

    "Having to read 2000 pages of technical documents in 5 hours was impossible."

    "I enjoy having ice cream with hot apple pie."

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    #6

    Re: Having

    Appreciate your kind attention in giving me more examples. Those are the best examples for me Chris - Saxonlight.

    Thank you again.

    Best regards,
    Piak

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