Learn English – What grammar structure is “having + [verb]-ed”?


I asked this question on another site, but have not received any answers. What grammar structures are these?

Having finished his reading he went out for a stroll.

She reproach me with having sent her to the Home.

The old fellow fidgeted a bit. Then, “Well, I know I didn’t ought to have done it,”

I am interested in 'having done doing something' and to have done structures, like "having + [verb]-ed." What is this grammatical structure called?

Best Answer

This particular construction is known as a perfect participle. As the site indicates, it more or less expresses an action that has been completed.

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