Olya
Being taken or Having taken? Being taken a note from her purse,she slammed it down on the counter. or Having taken a note from her purse,she slammed it down on the counter.
Feb 15, 2017 8:18 PM
Answers · 4
Hi Olya, There is a difference in meaning between "Having taken" and "Being taken". "Being xxxx" is often used in sentences constructed in the passive voice. In this construction, the emphasis is on the person or thing receiving the action. Example: The bully was taking the purse away. (Active voice) The purse was being taken away by the bully. (Passive voice) "Having xxxxx" emphasise on the person or thing doing to action. The action was done in the past. Example: Having completed his work, he went to bed. Thus, your second option looks more logical grammatically speaking. Hope this helps. Cheers, Lance
February 15, 2017
"Having taken" is correct, but the way you have written the sentence it is not clear whether she slammed the purse on the counter, or the note on the counter. Which did you mean?
February 15, 2017
"After taking out a note, she slammed the purse down on the counter."
February 15, 2017
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