having spotted the burglar behind the curtain , i was scared.......

1)frozen 2)stiff 3)hard 4)over

captain here are question : (don't say i ask many :/ )

1- which one and why?

2- having ... means after i have spotted the burglar i was scared ?

 

7 years ago
Asked 7 years ago
Squishy

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2) stiff ("scared stiff" is a fixed expression meaning "very scared." Having spotted the burglar, I was scared = After I (had) spotted the burglar, I was scared.)

Answered 7 years ago
StuPitt

"Having spotted the burglar, I was scared" can also mean "Because I (had) spotted the burglar, I was scared."

Answered 7 years ago
StuPitt

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