Gustavo, Contributor posted:
Therefore, you should say:

- She entered accompanied by her mother.

I share Gustavo's preference and rationale. If I were to use that sentence, though, I would use a comma after "entered," which doesn't seem to me to be at ease in the quasi-copulative construction (cf. "She married young"; "She died poor"):

  • She entered, accompanied by her mother.

Strangely, however, the quasi-copulative construction seems to me to work well with "went in." If "entered" were replaced by "went in," the comma would be optional. I might use either one of the following sentences:

  • She went in, accompanied by her mother.
  • She went in accompanied by her mother.

I suppose that the sentence with "entered" would be in less need of the comma in certain contexts -- for example, if her condition upon entering were being contrasted with her condition upon exiting.

  • She entered accompanied by her mother, and exited accompanied by a doctor.

I suppose that the sentence with "entered" would be in less need of the comma in certain contexts -- for example, if her condition upon entering were being contrasted with her condition upon exiting.

  • She entered accompanied by her mother, and exited accompanied by a doctor.

That's a very good example, David. Thank you for your clarification.

A comma would obviously also be required if the participle appeared in front position:

- Accompanied by her mother, she entered that place she had always dreaded entering alone.

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