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    Complex

    Kindly combine the following sentences into a simple sentence.

    Homer was a great poet.He was born somewhere.Nobody knows where.

    Thanks,
    R-

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    Re: Complex

    You should try first.

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    Re: Complex

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram100 View Post
    Kindly combine the following sentences into a simple sentence.

    Homer was a great poet.He was born somewhere.Nobody knows where.

    Thanks,
    R-
    Nobody knows where Homer a great poet was born.

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    Re: Complex

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    Nobody knows where Homer a great poet was born.
    As teachers we try our best not to do homework (related) assignments for students.

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    Re: Complex

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram100 View Post
    Kindly combine the following sentences into a simple sentence.

    Homer was a great poet.He was born somewhere.Nobody knows where.

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    R-
    Homer, whose birth place is not known to anybody,was a great poet.

    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    #6

    Re: Complex

    Nobody knows where Homer was born but he was a great poet.

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    #7

    Re: Complex

    Well, I gather we are doing homework now. Gee, how this site has changed.


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    Re: Complex

    Let me also give it a try.

    Homer being a great man, nobody knows where he was born.

    Do you think it's correct?

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    Re: Complex

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Let me also give it a try.

    Homer being a great man, nobody knows where he was born.

    Do you think it's correct?
    It is understandable, however....
    as far as I know, in Participial Construction, the subject in the subordinate clause should agree with the one in the main clause...
    What do you think? Well, I'm sure you know in detail about it.


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    Re: Complex

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    It is understandable, however....
    as far as I know, in Participial Construction, the subject in the subordinate clause should agree with the one in the main clause...
    What do you think? Well, I'm sure you know in detail about it.
    On the contrary, in an absolute participial construction a participle has its own doer, which is different from the subject of the sentence.
    e.g. She walked away, tears streaming down her face.

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