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Maybo

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Mary left in hurry, knowing that she was already late for the meeting.
Why is "knowing"? Why can I use participle here? Does it mean Mary know?
 

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Mary left in hurry, knowing that she was already late for the meeting.

Why is "knowing" used? Why can I use the participle here? Does it mean Mary knows?

This is how we use the present participle. It's a short way of saying 'because she knew'.
 

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... and the phrase should be "in a hurry".
:)
 
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