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In this sentence 'I closed the dore and went out' I can easily tell that he wen out after closing the dore. But on another sentence 'Closing the dore, I went out' i can't tell that if he went out at the time of closing the dore or after closing the dore. the verb 'Closing' is present perticiple here. Can someone explain me please?
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Sajid1234perticiple

participle

Sajid1234dore

door

Sajid1234can't tell that if he went

can't tell if he went

Sajid1234Can someone explain me please?

Can someone please explain it (to me)?

CJ

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Sajid1234 In this sentence 'I closed the dore and went out' I can easily tell that he wen out after closing the dore. But on another sentence 'Closing the dore, I went out' i can't tell that if he went out at the time of closing the dore or after closing the dore. the verb 'Closing' is present perticiple here. Can someone explain me please?

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In the sentence 'I closed the door and went out', I can easily tell that he went out after closing the door. But in the sentence 'Closing the door, I went out', I can't tell if he went out at the time of closing the door or after closing the door. The verb 'closing' is a present participle here. Can someone please explain it to me?


>>> The participle here indicates that the two actions occurred at almost the same time. In this context it is similar to saying "Immediately after I closed the door, I went out". So in practical terms, both sentences mean about the same thing.

I closed the door and went out.
Closing the door, I went out.

Because the participle clause forms a secondary role in a sentence, the second sentence places more importance on "I went out" while the first sentence treats "closed the door" and "went out" more equally. The difference is very slight.

CJ