Reply to "participle subject advice needed"

john121 posted:

Hi And thanks for reading this post.
I am trying to find the reason for errors in writing.

Being a guy, *it is hard for him to understand her point of view.
Having heard this before, *her patience was wearing thin.
Being very rational, *speaking frankly was a very important to him.
Wounding like an arrow, *he sometimes hated to hear the truth.
Mentioned as constructive criticism,*there were no hard feelings.

 The explanation is: When a participle clause is placed before a clause, the understood subject of the participle clause should be the same as the subject of the main clause. An error commonly occurs with a main-clause subject it or there, as shown

Can you please explain the rule involved here and how to correct it. I have no idea.


Hi, John and welcome to the new platform,

Well, first of all, you should have mentioned the source of your questions and chosen a better topic. The answers to your questions are mentioned here:

As for the explanation, you will find it on the same link:

The understood subject of both the main clause (independent) and the participle clause (dependent) should be the same person(s) or thing(s).

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