noun phrase or participial phrase
Regarding this sentence found from Oxford online dictionary,
"He returned to Britain in 1939, having resided abroad for many years."
is the part following comma indeed a noun phrase, that:
"having": have + ing, changed from verb to noun
"resided": reside + ed, changed from verb to noun
"having resided abroad for many years": having resided abroad =>participial phrase; for many years =>prepositional phrase
Are the above analysis correct?
uhm, not sure of the third (honestly, never used the terms "participial phrase"and "prepositional phrase"; but I'm quite sure the first two analysis are not correct: neither "having" not "resided" have changed form to noun. Not to me, at least. "having resided" means "after he had resided", which is still a verbal form (he had resided).
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