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    translation of absolute participle constructions

    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: translation of absolute participle constructions

    This is a nice question!
    I think it has to do with inverted subjects and verbs with negatives.


    T


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