Present participles in composition: Activity 1

Returning to the area after the War, Pissaro largely retained the same fiction about Louveciennes. →

Pissaro returned to the area after the War. He largely retained the same fiction about Louveciennes.

Having fallen completely from view since May, he finds another window suddenly beckoning. →

He has fallen completely from view since May. He finds another window suddenly beckoning.

He paused, strumming on the table with a thick finger. →

He paused. He strummed on the table with a thick finger.

Shouting above the music, Cosmo yelled, ‘That was a bloody stupid mistake.’ →

Cosmo shouted above the music. He yelled, ‘That was a bloody stupid mistake.’

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