I was pushed hard and fell forward.

alohafromjapan

Senior Member
Japanese
1)I was pushed hard and fell forward.

Can we express this sentence by using Participial Construction?

For example:
1")Pushed hard,I fell forward.

I'm looking for example sentences using Participial Construction(with meaning of Passive Voice and Succession).
If any,could you give me some examples?
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    I think that one is a little difficult because "pushed" can be read as an action you are doing or an action being done to you. I think the automatic assumption is that it is an action you are doing, which then is contradicted by the second half of the sentence.

    Something like "Shoved/Pushed from behind, I fell forward." Adding the "from behind" makes it clearer that the action is being done to you.
     

    alohafromjapan

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Thanks,Mr.JamesM:)

    2)Pushed hard from behind,I fell forward.
    So this sentence is acceptable?
    Is it expressing Succession?
     

    alohafromjapan

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Thanks again:)
    Now I understand!

    By the way,if I was pushed from front,can I express"I fell backward"?
    I found the phrase "fall forward"in the dictionary, but I couldn't find "fall backward".
     
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