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verb -ing vs verb -ed at the beginning of a clause?

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02 Jul 2017, 10:43
Looking at the following and trying to understand why it is not verb ed (vs verb ing). Is both right? or it must be verb ing?

Original sentence: The engineer employed the new lab equipment, identifying the problem with minutes.

Correct to way to re-word: Employing the new lab equipment, the engineer identified the problem quickly.

I thought the following would be correct:

Employed the new lab equipment, the engineer identified the problem quickly.

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03 Jul 2017, 06:02
cgkoffg wrote:
Looking at the following and trying to understand why it is not verb ed (vs verb ing). Is both right? or it must be verb ing?

Original sentence: The engineer employed the new lab equipment, identifying the problem with minutes.

Correct to way to re-word: Employing the new lab equipment, the engineer identified the problem quickly.

I thought the following would be correct:

Employed the new lab equipment, the engineer identified the problem quickly.

Hi...
ING n ED modifier depends on the context.
What is the engineer doing - employing the new equipment.
Employed the new equipment does not make sense here.

But say I write, ...
Employed at the Dell enterprise, the engineer was getting a hefty pay package...OK
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04 Jul 2017, 00:17
Shouldn't it be deploying (rather than employing:)).
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