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    Question Participle phrases

    "Since May is interested in Japanese cooking,she bought a book about it."

    Is "since May is interested in Japaneses cooking" a passive voice here?

    And how to change the whole sentence into participle phrases?

    If I change the sentence like this "Interested in Japanese cooking,May bought about a book about it.", so is it correctly?
    Should it add the "being" at the beginning?

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    Re: Participle phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyWong View Post
    "Since May is interested in Japanese cooking,she bought a book about it."

    Is "since may is interested in Japaneses cooking" a passive voice here?

    And how to change the whole sentence into participle phrases?

    If I change the sentence like this "Interested in Japanese cooking,May bought about a book about it.", so is it correctly?
    Should it add the "being" at the beginning?

    Quick!I need the help fast!
    Thanks
    Here are the options possible:
    Interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it.
    Being interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it.
    May, (being) interested in Japanese cooking, bought a book about it.




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    Re: Participle phrases

    Interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it. IMO it is

    Convince me I am wrong, Engee, please.

    Being interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it.

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    Re: Participle phrases

    Interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it.
    It looks incomplete without 'being'.


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    Re: Participle phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it.
    It looks incomplete without 'being'.
    MY sentiments, exactly.

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    Question Re: Participle phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it. IMO it is

    Convince me I am wrong, Engee, please.

    Being interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it.
    Published only a month ago, the book is already out of print.

    Would you svartnik ever add anything else to this sentence?


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    Re: Participle phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Published only a month ago, the book is already out of print.

    Would you svartnik ever add anything else to this sentence?
    Hi,

    no, nada. There is something strange that I cannot put my finger on with your original sentence, which makes me uncomfortable with it.

    1. Interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it.
    2. Published only a month ago, the book is already out of print.

    No apparent rhyme or reason that I know of for #2 to be deemed wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Hi,

    no, nada. There is something strange that I cannot put my finger on with your original sentence, which makes me uncomfortable with it.

    1. Interested in Japanese cooking, May bought a book about it.
    2. Published only a month ago, the book is already out of print.

    No apparent rhyme or reason that I know of for #2 to be deemed wrong.
    In that case the question is, what is it that makes you think the initial sentence by me is uncomfy then?

    Have a look at some more examples (you may get convinced):

    Dressed (or Being dressed) all in red, she was the centre of attention at the party.
    Built of stone (or Being built of stone), the house looked like a mediaeval castle.
    Known (or Being known) as a writer of detective stories, Sue has now written a successful biography.
    Found (or Being found) only in the Andes, the plant is used by local people to treat skin diseases.


    I do hope you will say:
    Convinced by engee30, I feel the initial sentence is all right.


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    Re: Participle phrases

    Non-finite adjectival clauses premodifying the subject. I have hit a wall in terms of finding any literature related to this stuff.

    "I do hope you will say:
    Convinced by engee30, I feel the initial sentence is all right." Be it.

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    Smile Re: Participle phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Non-finite adjectival clauses premodifying the subject. I have hit a wall in terms of finding any literature related to this stuff.

    "I do hope you will say:
    Convinced by engee30, I feel the initial sentence is all right." Be it.

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