Hello,everyone.Got confused in this "with" compound structure.?
I know the basic with compound structure and their structures are listed as follows:
3) with/without+proun+preposition phrase
4) with/without+proun+to do/to be done
5) with/without+proun+doing/being done
The question is whether I can use this structure: with+proun+having done/having been done???
1) With my homework having been done, I could go to the park with my friends this time yesterday.
2) With Bob having finished his housework, we can go to the bar together.
Am I right? Any idea is appreciated.Thanks.
- Anonymous4 years agoFavorite Answer
No.1 and No,2 sound simply not natural. no native speaker would use such a "formal" way in speech or writing!!! The forms of "having finished" and "having been done" and similar are very rarely seen or heard today in Britain. I suspect that your teacher is not a native speaker of British or American English, and probably learned his or her English from a non-native speaker.
"After I finished my homework yesterday, I was able to go to the park with my friends." But even that sounds a bit formal.
"Bob has got his homework finished, so we can go for a drink (together)". But what are schoolchildren doing going to the bar? Surely too young!