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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?

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It's not clear exactly what you are asking. If you can't be more specific, I suspect there will soon be enough votes to close the question. –  Barrie England Oct 19 '12 at 15:52
    
The first one is a simple preposed participial construction. The second is ungrammatical; it should be for instead of with. The third is a novelistic device to avoid having to write said repeatedly in reported conversation. –  John Lawler Oct 19 '12 at 15:57
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Reproach with is grammatical in British English. –  Barrie England Oct 19 '12 at 16:08
    
@JohnLawler: I think with is grammatical but conveys different meaning than for. –  Noah Oct 19 '12 at 17:53

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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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