Learn English – Using ‘When’ + past participle 2

grammar

Is this sentence (a caption for a question/article) grammatically valid?

'Getting 403 http code when routed to the site's root'

When is it suitable to use WHEN + PARTICIPLE Ⅱ? Should I use being routed instead?

Best Answer

That aspect of your 'sentence' is correct. (It isn't a valid sentence because it doesn't contain a verb.) But certainly 'when + past participle' is good everyday grammar. e.g 'When told she was overjoyed', or 'When excited he is liable to do something silly', or 'I shall be happier when informed of the results'.

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