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Non-Finite Clauses


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Abandoned by his parents at an early age, Peter took to stealing.
Peter was abandoned by his parents at an early age and took to stealing.
Having plenty of time to spare, I had a good look round the town.
I had plenty of time to spare so I had a good look round the town.
Having been out all day, I was quite happy to stay in for the evening.
I had been out all day so I was quite happy to stay in for the evening.
Having failed one of my exams, I couldn't get into university.
I had failed one of my exams so I couldn't get into university.
Frequently criticized for his self-centred attitude, he was nonetheless very popular.
He was frequently criticized for his self-centred attitude but was nonetheless very popular.
Shocked by the bad news, she burst into tears.
She was shocked by the bad news and burst into tears.
Not feeling well, I didn't go to the cinema
Since I didn't feel well I didn't go to the cinema.
Accused of murder, he was arrested.
He was accused of murder and arrested.
Based on real events the film tells the story of a reporter.
The film is based on real events and tells the story of a reporter.
Dumped by his girlfriend he felt really lousy.
He was dumped by his girlfriend and felt really lousy.
Being vegetarians, they don't eat meat.
They are vegetarians, so they don't eat meat
After being released from prison, Andy could not find a job anywhere.
After he was released from prison, Andy could not find a job anywhere.
Talking to her friend, she forgot everything around her.
She was talking to her friend and forgot everything around her.
Not having learned Japanese, he couldn't understand the message.
He couldn't understand the message. He hadn't learned any Japanese.
Used sparingly, this face cream should last you until Christmas.
If you use it sparingly, this face cream should last you until Christmas.
Having taken the wrong train, I found myself in Bath, not Bristol.
Because I had taken the wrong train, I found myself in Bath, not Bristol.