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    adverbs and participial phrases

    Is it okay to add an adverb to only one of 2 participial phrases in a sentence?

    The lady approached the growling dog, thoroughly believing its harmlessness and desiring to help it out.

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    Re: adverbs and participial phrases

    If you put 'desiring' first it would make it clearer that the adverb only referred to 'believing'.

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    Re: adverbs and participial phrases

    Ah, so it's acceptable? I just have to put the participial without an adverb first?

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    Re: adverbs and participial phrases

    I can't see any reason why it would be unacceptable, and changing the order, where ambiguity could arise, makes sense.

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    Re: adverbs and participial phrases

    Thank you very much again.

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