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Hello.

I've just read the article about Absolute Nominative Participle Construction and decided to make out some sentence:

"The door having been opened, I couldn't get inside"

I'm not quite sure it's correct.

Thanks.
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fattyshank"The door having been opened, I couldn't get inside"
I'm not quite sure it's correct.
The grammar is fine, but it makes no sense in terms of logic. Most people can get inside if the door is open, but they can't get inside if the door is closed. You've said you couldn't get inside because the door was open!

CJ
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ohhh shoot! Ofcourse, I meant "closed". I just messed up it, sorryEmotion: smile
Hi,

I'm not sure about it either, but could it be that 'with' is still missing here?

''With the door having been opened, I couldn't get inside.''

The sentence doesn't sound very logical to me though. The door is open, yet I can't get in?

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dokterjokkebrokcould it be that 'with' is still missing here?
''With the door having been opened ...
No. You don't need "with"!

CJ
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dokterjokkebrokcould it be that 'with' is still missing here?''With the door having been opened ...
No. You don't need "with"!

CJ
But could it be used here?

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dokterjokkebrokBut could it be used here?
Yes, but, personally, I wouldn't because I don't care for those with ... ---ing constructions! It seems to me that there's always a better way of phrasing the idea.

CJ
Okay, thanks CJ. Emotion: smile
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