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Tense of Participial Phrases

The discussion focuses on the nuances of using participial phrases in sentences, particularly how their tense is determined by the tense of the main verb in the sentence.
  • Participles are versatile modifiers but have limitations regarding tense.
  • The tense of a participial phrase reflects the tense of the main verb in the sentence.
  • If the action described by the participial phrase and the main verb occur at different times, a participial phrase cannot be used.
  • In such cases, other modifiers, such as a relative clause, must be employed to accurately convey the sequence of actions.
  • Understanding the correct use of participial phrases is crucial for logical predication and sentence construction.
Introduction to Participial Phrases
Tense Limitations of Participial Phrases
Correct Usage of Participial Phrases