[ Grammar ] Participial Clause 1
S1 : John met Mary [ walking down the street. ] ( no comma before walking )
S2 : John met Mary [ ,walking down the street. ] ( comma before walking )
S3 : Walking down the street, John met Mary ( comma before John )
Q1: Are there any differences of meaning between S1, S2 , S3 ?
—> S1 = S2 = S3 or S1 =/= S2 = S3 or ….
Q2: In S1, can we regard Participial Clause “ walking down the street ” as the complement ?
Q2-1: From Q2, this complement is the Subject Complement to modify John
—> John met Mary while walking down the street.
or the Object Complement to modify Mary
—> John met Mary ( who was ) walking down the street.
or Both are possible ?
Q3: Which one was walking ? John or Mary ? in each S1, S2 , S3
It's so confusing!
Thanks a lot : )