How To Join Two Sentences With A Present Participle

Joining two sentences with a present participle

Consider the examples given below.

  • The thief cut through the padlock. He opened the wooden door.
  • Cutting through the padlock, the thief opened the door.
  • The pilot banked sharply. She managed to avoid the buildings.
  • Banking sharply, the pilot managed to avoid the buildings.
  • He disguised himself as a cleaner. He entered the bank.
  • Disguising himself as a cleaner he entered the bank.
  • She drove as quickly as possible. She arrived just in time.
  • Driving as quickly as possible, she arrived just in time.
  • The lightning flashed vividly. It struck the church steeple.
  • Flashing vividly, the lightning struck the church steeple.

Joining two sentences with a past participle

Consider the examples given below.

  • The car was damaged in the accident. It needed a new door.
  • Damaged in the accident, the car needed a new door.
  • The boat was tossed up and down. It developed a leak.
  • Tossed up and down, the boat developed a leak.
  • I was impressed by the team. I stayed for the whole match.
  • Impressed by the team, I stayed for the whole match.
  • She was pleased with her present. She gave him a hug.
  • Pleased with her present, she gave him a hug.
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