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usage of "qualify" | Expression: "I could hear the music playing."
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Based on or basing on? #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:24 am   Based on or basing on?
 

1. Based on the present situation, they decided to take further action.

2. Basing on the present situation, they decided to take further action.

I know the phrase: base sth on sth; sth is based on sth.
But which of the above sentences is right here?
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Based on or basing on? #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:55 am   Based on or basing on?
 

Number 1 is right.
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Based on or basing on? #3 (permalink) Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:23 am   Based on or basing on?
 

Hi Jamie

Wouldn't you say that's a dangling?

Quote:
Based on the present situation, they decided to take further action.


And what about this one?
Quote:
Based on your description, I think I'd say yes.
Basing my opinion on your description, I think I'd say yes.
Based on your description, a more likely response from me would be yes.


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Based on or basing on? #4 (permalink) Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:29 am   Based on or basing on?
 

Here is an interesting discussion on dangling participles.

http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic13648.html

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Based on or basing on? #5 (permalink) Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:18 am   Based on or basing on?
 

Tom wrote:
Wouldn't you say that's a dangling?

Quote:
Based on the present situation, they decided to take further action.


And what about this one?

A dangling what? What's dangling?
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Based on or basing on? #6 (permalink) Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:59 am   Based on or basing on?
 

What if they are not used at the beginning of the sentence:

1. I make this decision based on these reasons.
2. I make this decision basing on these reasons.
3. The decision is made based on these reaseons.
4. The decision is made basing on these reasons.

Does voices matter ?
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Based on or basing on? #7 (permalink) Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:16 am   Based on or basing on?
 

In both cases it should be based on.
Based on is a fixed expression.
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Based on or basing on? #8 (permalink) Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:23 am   Based on or basing on?
 

To me the problem is with trying to use "based on the present situation" when talking about the past.

? * Based on the present situation, they have decided to..

These are all OK:

Based on the present situation, they have decided to..

Basing things on the present situation, they have decided to..

Basing things on the situation at that time, they decided to...

Based on the situation at that time, they decided to...
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Based on or basing on? #9 (permalink) Thu Jun 05, 2008 16:37 pm   Based on or basing on?
 

Examples:

I am basing my decision on that information.

My decision is based on that information.
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