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    Participle

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to qualify the grammatical character of the expression in bold?

    1. When translating the article he came across certain difficulties.
    2. Having translated the article he handed it to the teacher.
    3. Being translted very carelessly the article was difficult to read.
    4. Having been translated the article was sent to the editor.
    5. The girl translating the article at the desk, turned round and asked for help.
    6. The articles translated by comrade Klimov will soon be published.
    7. The article being translated now will appear in the papers tomorrow morning.

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V
    Last edited by vil; 30-May-2008 at 17:51.


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    Re: Participle

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to qualify the grammatical character of the expression in bold?

    1. When translating the article he came across certain difficulties.
    -adverbial modifier of time
    2. Having translated the article he handed it to the teacher.
    -adverbial modifier of time
    3. Being translted very carelessly the article was difficult to read.
    -adverbial modifier of reason
    4. Having been translated the article was sent to the editor.
    -adverbial modifier of time
    5. The girl translating the article at the desk, turned round and asked for help.
    -attribute
    6. The articles translated by comrade Klimov will soon be published.
    -attribute
    7. The article being translated no will appear in the papers tomorrow morning.
    -attribute

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V
    Is that what you were asking for? Do you want me to specify the forms of participles as well?

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    Re: Participle

    Hi Clark,

    Thank you for your reply as well as for your explanation. I'd appreciate it if you specify the forms of the participles in the sentences above.

    Regards.

    V.


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    Re: Participle

    Forms of participles

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to qualify the grammatical character of the expression in bold?

    1. When translating the article he came across certain difficulties.
    - participle I (or present participle), active, non-perfect
    2. Having translated the article he handed it to the teacher.
    - participle I, active, perfect
    3. Being translated very carelessly the article was difficult to read.
    - participle I, passive, non-perfect
    4. Having been translated the article was sent to the editor.
    - participle I, passive, perfect
    5. The girl translating the article at the desk, turned round and asked for help.
    - participle I, active, non-perfect
    6. The articles translated by comrade Klimov will soon be published.
    - participle II (or past participle)
    7. The article being translated no will appear in the papers tomorrow morning.
    - participle I, passive, non-perfect

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

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    Re: Participle

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to qualify the grammatical character of the expression in bold?

    1. When translating the article he came across certain difficulties.
    2. Having translated the article he handed it to the teacher.
    3. Being translted very carelessly the article was difficult to read.
    4. Having been translated the article was sent to the editor.
    5. The girl translating the article at the desk, turned round and asked for help.
    6. The articles translated by comrade Klimov will soon be published.
    7. The article being translated no will appear in the papers tomorrow morning.

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V
    All are so called verbals, which are no-finite verbs. Other sources call them "participle phrases".
    1. present participle active
    2. present participle active with reference to past
    3. present participle passive
    4. present participle passive with reference to past
    5. present participle active
    6. past participle
    7. present participle passive (there is a typo in the sentence)

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    Re: Participle

    Hi Clark,

    I have obtained complete satisfaction with your perfect explanation. Words fail me to express my gratitude to you.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: Participle

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Clark,

    I have obtained complete satisfaction with your perfect explanation. Words fail me to express my gratitude to you.

    Regards.

    V.
    Words fail to express my gratitude to you. (without the "me")

    Hallo, what about me? Am I air? :)

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    Re: Participle

    Hi juricoo,

    Thank you for your expert explanation. Thank you also for your indication of the presence of a typo in the last sentence of my original post. “No” have to be “now”.

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: Participle

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi juricoo,

    Thank you for your expert explanation. Thank you also for your indication of the presence of a typo in the last sentence of my original post. “No” have to be “now”.

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    Regards.

    V.
    i was just teasing

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    Re: Participle

    Hi juricoo,

    I must apologize for my delay. I’m trying to follow the sequence of events but unfortunately my responses couldn’t be so timely because for the present I am only a not so quick in uptake, fresh English student besides well on in years.

    Thank you again for your new successful correction of the text in my original post.

    Thank you for your correctness.

    Regards.

    V

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