It’s easy to blame the decline of conversation on the pace ofmodern life and on the vague changes taking place in our ever-increasing world.
(相当于the changes which take place...)
There was a very interesting remark in a book by an Englishmanthat I read recently giving what he thought was a reason for this Americancharacteristic.
How many of us attending, say, a meeting that is irrelevant to uswould be interested in the discussion?
(相当于How many of us who will attend...)
Good news was sometimes released prematurely, with the Britishrecapture of the port announced half a day before the defenders actuallysurrendered.
(相当于…recapture of the port which had been announced…)
Just as the value of a telephone network increases with each newphone added to the system, so does the value of a computer system increase witheach program that turns out. (相当于…each new phone which is addedto…)
The author gave a detailed description based on his personalobservation of nature.
(相当于…description which was based on…)
deceased, departed, elapsed, faded, fallen, gone, grown-up,retired, returned, risen, set, vanished, much-travelled, newly arrived,recently come。如：
an escaped prisoner一个逃犯 a retiredworker一位退休工人
a faded curtain一个褪了色的窗帘 a newly arrived student一个新来的学生
Having completed one task, we started on anotherone. (complete先于start之前发生)
He wasn’t asked to take on the chairmanship of the society, beingconsidered insufficiently popular with all members.
There seemed little hope that the explorer, having been desertedin the tropical forest, would find his way through it.
Helen borrowed my dictionary the other day saying that she wouldreturn it soon.
Anna was reading a piece of science fiction, completely lost tothe outside world.
(4)表示结果，置于句尾，用分词的一般式。如：The city found itself in a crisis situation last summer when theair conditioning on dozens of the new buses broke down, them unusable.
(5)表示补充说明(同位)，置于句尾，用分词的一般式。如：Thearticle opens and closes with descriptions of two news reports, each making onemajor point in contrast with the other.
Ford tried dividing the labor, each worker assigned a separatetask.
All flights having been canceled because of the snowstorm, wedecided to take the train.
Darkness setting in, the young couple lingered on merrymaking.