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    Question Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    1.Tom is angry seeing Peter goes away
    2.Tom is angry seeing Peter go away
    3.Tom is angry seeing Peter going away

    I think sentence 1 is correct. Am I right?

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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daryl.L View Post
    1.Tom is angry seeing Peter goes away.
    2.Tom is angry seeing Peter go away.
    3.Tom is angry seeing Peter going away.

    I think sentence 1 is correct. Am I right?
    No, #2 and #3 are possible, #1 is not. Please note the full stops, they are not sentences without a full stop.

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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    How come it can't be "goes" in sentence 1?

    If sentence 1 is right, can I say
    "Tom was angry seeing his mother go to the wrong bus."

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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daryl.L View Post
    How come it can't be "goes" in sentence 1? What makes you think it's correct?

    If sentence 1 is right, can I say Sentence #1 is not correct.
    "Tom was angry seeing his mother go to the wrong bus." It's grammatical, but it's not a natural sentence.
    Bhai.

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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    How come it can't be "goes" in sentence 1? What makes you think it's correct?
    It's because the subject, Peter, is he

    Thanks for teaching and correcting my grammer!


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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    You use the bare form of the verb after watch, see, hear, etc.

    I heard Peter sing. I watched the girl dance. I saw my mother leave.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    I see/hear/watch Peter go (bare infinitive) away.
    I see/hear/watch Peter going (-ing form)away.

    I notice that Peter goes (present simple) / is going (present progressive) away.

    Those are all possible.

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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    I was happy when I saw my mother arrive = I was happy seeing my mother arrive.
    He was angry when he saw his mother get on the wrong bus = He was angry seeing his mother get on the wrong bus.
    They were excited when/while they watched the film = They were excited watching the film.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    Barb_D and 5jj
    Thanks for your clear explanation. I have been struggling with this grammatical problem for a while.

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