done/having been done

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sevengem

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Chinese
____(bite)twice, I was frightened of dogs.

Is it "Bitten" or "Having been bitten"? Any difference to the sentence?
 
  • Barque

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    Tamil
    Well, it's not grammatically wrong but "Having been bitten" sounds much clearer and more natural.
     

    karlalou

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    母国語:日本語
    Maybe it's because the main clause is in past tense, and 'bitten' is something happened before what the main clause says.
     

    velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    I think you can use "bitten" if you are describing the state you were in at that time: "Bitten twice, I was bleeding heavily". It sounds rather literary.
     
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