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Would you be kind enough to explain to me the strange metamorphosis of the following two sentences? I am at a loss of it.
1.1.All the questions having been settled, we went home.
1.2.After all the questions had been settled, we went home.
2.1. Nobody being there, I went away.
2.2. As there was nobody there, I went away.
Thank you for your efforts.
This is a nice question!
I think it has to do with inverted subjects and verbs with negatives.