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    Is it grammatically correct to write "The boy walked a long distance looking for an ice-cream stall."

    If it is grammatically incorrect, please explain.

    Please also advise the proper way to write the sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yan View Post
    Is it grammatically correct to write "The boy walked a long distance looking for an ice-cream stall."

    If it is grammatically incorrect, please explain.

    Please also advise the proper way to write the sentence.
    Yes it's correct. The boy walked a long distance, while he was walking he was looking for an ice-cream stall.

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    Default Re: ...walked a long distance looking for ...

    Thanks for your reply. But what's the difference between
    "The boy walked a long distance looking for an ice-cream stall" and
    "The boy walked a long distance, looking for an ice-cream stall" ?

    Which the correct way of combining 2 sentences? Please advise.

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    Default Re: ...walked a long distance looking for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by yan View Post
    Thanks for your reply. But what's the difference between
    "The boy walked a long distance looking for an ice-cream stall" and
    "The boy walked a long distance, looking for an ice-cream stall" ?

    Which the correct way of combining 2 sentences? Please advise.
    This is one sentence, if you want to make it two you could say: 'The boy walked a long distance. He was looking for an ice-cream stall. In your original sentence the comma isn't necessary, it makes an unnatural pause.

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    Thanks, so "The boy walked a long distance looking for an ice-cream stall" is correct and
    "The boy walked a long distance, looking for an ice-cream stall" is incorrect.

    How do I explain the word 'looking'? How do I explain its participle/continous form and its function?

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