The coachman first took from me six pies, promising me the silver coins in two days.
He dodged me for four days and demanded six more pies, saying that he had collected herbs for twelve pies.
we are just imagining something we do not think is possible. Please analysis these sentences.
In the first two sentences, you have two participle phrases describing the subject of your independent clause:
Participial Phrase 1
"promising me the silver coins in two days" is describing "the coachman"
Note that this is not functioning as a gerund, a noun in a clause, as you can flip it:
"Promising me the silver coins in two days, the coachman first took from me six pies."
People may try to argue with me on this next one, but, I assure you, I am correct:
Participial Phrase 2:
"saying that he had collected herbs for twelve pies" is describing "he"
There is something else special inside of this participle:
"that he had collected herbs for twelve pies" is funtioning as the direct object of the action expressed in the participle
This means that there is a Noun Clause, which also means this sentence is Complex.
This is unique because, ordinarily, sentences are not made complex by phrases; however, this sentence had a dependent clause functioning as an object INSIDE of the phrase.
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