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    correct?

    Is the sentence below correct?

    Having stole the money, the thief was searched by the police.


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    Re: correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    Is the sentence below correct?

    Having stolen the money, the thief was searched by the police.
    "to steal" is an irregular verb: steal-stole-stolen


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    Re: correct?

    Thanks a lot for replying, EL. But you haven't actually answered my question.


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    Re: correct?

    The answer is no, because the verb form has to be stolen.

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    #5

    Is sentence correct?

    Is the sentence below correct?
    Having stolen the money, the thief was searched by the police.


    Is the above sentence correct?

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    Re: Is sentence correct?

    It's passive, so post-modify the noun. Like this,

    Passive: The thief, having stolen the money (some years ago), was searched by the police.

    In topic position;i.e., sentence initially, participle phrases modify the subject of the main clause, and with passive sentences there are two subjects, one is structural (the thief), the other logical (the police), so it's best to keep the modification close and clear.

    Does that help?

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    Re: correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    Is the sentence below correct?

    Having stole the money, the thief was searched by the police.
    Hi

    Correct : Having stolen the money, the thief was searched by the police.
    or

    The thief was searched by the police because he had stolen the money.


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    Re: correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    Thanks a lot for replying, EL. But you haven't actually answered my question.
    I answered your question by adding that red "n". And I said "to steal" is an irregular verb, so the past participle form is "stolen" not "stole".
    I'm sorry I was not clear. However I hope other members have helped you.

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