Question 29: After reading the letter, ________ it on the table.
Shorten adverbial clauses:
– An adverb clause is a clause connected by conjunctions such as when, because, while…
+ Shortening conditions: The subject of both sides is the same
– Drop the conjunction (or leave it as a preposition)
– If you take the initiative, change the verb to Ving
– If you are passive, use pp (but if you keep the conjunction, or if you have NOT, you must leave to be and add ing to to be : (being + pp ) – except for the conjunctions when, if, though, it is possible. leave the big be.
For when, as (when) conjunctions where the main verb in that clause is to be + N and means “is”, you can omit to be and keep the noun.
E.g1: When I see him, I will give him this gift, (active)
→ When seeing him, I will give him this gift, (the when conjunction can be kept)
→ Seeing him, I will give him this gift, (unlink when)
E.g2: When I was given a watch by my mother, I felt very happy.
→ When being given a watch by my mother, I felt very happy, (leave the conjunction when to be => being PP)
→When given a watch by my mother, I felt very happy, (if it is a conjunction when, you can omit “to be”)
→ Given a watch by my mother, I felt very happy, (remove conjunctions)
→ The first part of the sentence is an adverbial clause in abbreviated form, the blank must be the subject with the verb
=> Answer C (After reading the letter, she left it on the table)