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    Being unable to help in any other way, I gave her some money.

    In the Practical English Usage 3rd, Unit 411, it says:

    Note that -ing clauses can be made with verbs like be, have, wish and know, which are not normally used in progressive tenses (see 471). In these cases, the participle clause usually expresses reason or cause.

    Being unable to help in any other way, I gave her some money.

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    If I rewrite it to 'Unable to help in any other way, I gave her some money', is it acceptable?

    Thanks!

    PS I also posted the same question on this, but all of your answers are unique to me. Hope we can discuss with each other. Thank you.
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    Re: Being unable to help in any other way, I gave her some money.

    Yes, it's correct.

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