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1. Walking in the park, I saw Mina.
2. When I walked in the park, I saw Mina.
3. When I was walking in the park, I saw Mina.

(Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Are they all the same?)

3-1. Being walking in the park, I saw Mina.(Is this one correct?)

4. With night coming on, we started for home.

5. Because night came on, we started for home.

(Does #4 mean #5?)

  • English -

    1, 2, and 3 are all correct and mean the same thing.

    3-1 is incorrect.

    4 has what's called a "dangling" or misplaced modifier; it's incorrect.

    5 is correct.

  • English -

    Essentially they mean the same thing, but grammatically you should never start a sentence with the word because. Instead try using; as a result..., this caused..., or even the reasoning for this/ that is...

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