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Hello I'm halfway through analysing a text and I can't seem to pin down what type of sentence this is:

"Shoving and pushing one another, we'd crowd on board."

I'd be very happy if someone could help me out with what terminology to apply to this and maybe talk about the effect.

So far I know shoving and pushing are present participles, but I'm not sure if this is a subordinate clause or am I completely off?
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Hello I'm halfway through analysing a text and I can't seem to pin down what type of sentence this is:

"Shoving and pushing one another, we'd crowd on board."

I'd be very happy if someone could help me out with what terminology to apply to this and maybe talk about the effect.

So far I know shoving and pushing are present participles, but I'm not sure if this is a subordinate clause or am I completely off?
Shoving and pushing one another is a subordinate clause. The main clause we'd crowd on board couldstand by itself. It's also a declarative sentence, giving information. Putting the subordinate clause at the start, and opening with two dynamic verbs which are almost synonyms, emphasises these actions more than the crowding on board.
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Thank you very much!! this was a great help!
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