We can use participles to combine two sentences. Note that this technique is used when both clauses have the same subject.
Study the example given below.
- She ran out of the room. She was screaming.
We can rewrite this sentence as:
- She ran out of the room screaming.
Another example is given below:
- I lost all my money. I went home.
- Having lost all my money, I went home.
Combine the following pairs of sentences using a participle.
1. He was rejected by his family. He decided to become a monk.
2. Who is that pretty girl? She is sitting in the corner.
3. Many people were invited to the party. Most of them didn’t turn up.
4. I didn’t know what to do. I called the police.
5. He was sitting at a table. The table was covered with papers.
6. Who is that girl? She is dancing with your brother.
7. She had lost much blood. She became unconscious.
8. I failed my engineering exams. I took up cheating.
1. Rejected by his family, he decided to become a monk.
2. Who is that pretty girl sitting in the corner?
3. Most of the people invited to the party, didn’t turn up.
4. Not knowing what to do, I called the police.
5. He was sitting at a table covered with papers.
6. Who is that girl dancing with your brother?
7. Having lost much blood, she became unconscious.
8. Having failed my engineering exams, I took up cheating.