Hello, everybody! Please tell me the difference between these two sentence. Thank you!?
1) With him finishing his homework, Bob is able to go to the cinema with his friend tonight.
2) Having finished his homework, Bob is able to go to the cinema with his classmates tonight.
We all can feel that there is an obvious time gap between "go to the cinema" and "finish his homework” in the second sentence. But can you guys feel this gap in the first setence. Why and Why not.
- Anonymous4 years agoFavorite Answer
The first sentence is completely wrong. "with him"means that there was another person. You have two actions done by the same person- finishing homework and being able to go. They are combined with a reduced clause- "Having finished his homework". Don't even think about the other one.
You could say "Since he has finished his homework, Bob is able to go to the cinema..."
- Anonymous4 years ago
"...between these two sentences" - note plural because there are two sentences.
No.1 is grammatically incorrect, No.2 is correct.