The past participle denotes a completed past activity when it shortens a clause.

 

Examples of past participle

Warned of danger weather, he changed road to home.

Once done, it can’t be undone.

Once seen, it can never be forgotten.

All things, considered, it is not such a bad idea.

Told what to do, she started at once.

 

HAVING + PAST PARTICIPLE, HAVING BEEN + PAST PARTICIPLE

Both having + past participle and having been + past participle denote a complete activity which took place before another one in the past.

Examples

Having done all my work, I went home.

Having recovered from injury, she start running again.

Having written all my website posts, I go outside for walk.

 

BEING + PAST PARTICIPLE

Being + past participle denotes a completed activity in the passive, which happened before another activity.

 

Examples

Being informed of the danger, he decide not to take AstraZeneca vaccine.

Being sent in time, he was able to reach them.

The work being done, everybody felt  pleased.

 

Would – Past Time

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

Used – Past Time

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Past Perfect Progressive Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Past Perfect Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Present Perfect Progressive Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Present Perfect Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Past Progressive Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Simple Past Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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