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    hello,

    (1) In the following sentence, can I drop "being?"

    "Most misunderstanding doesn't result in airports being temporarily closed."

    (2) Is the following sentence correct?

    "The shirt stick to his body after Tom walking in the rain for two hours."

    Thanks very much!

    Paula

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    1- No, and it should be 'misunderstandings'.
    2- I'd say: After walking in the rain for two hours, Tom's shirt stuck/was stuck to his body.

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    but..
    the sentence would become a dangling sentence?! wond't it?

    "After walking in the rain for an hour, Tom's shirt stick to him."

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    Quote Originally Posted by paula
    but..
    the sentence would become a dangling sentence?! wond't it?

    "After walking in the rain for an hour, Tom's shirt stick to him."
    Yeah, the sentence should be: Tom's shirt stuck/was stuck to his body after he had walked in the rain for two hours.



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