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    Daryl.L is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Don't know how to make a correct sentence with "??? is angry seeing"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    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.
    Oh my god. This is exactly what troubled me. you truly a big help! I wanted to make this kind of sentence in the past. I couldn't make it right.

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

    Thank you!
    I have learn a new kind of sentence but I get confused with these verbs "
    arrive, get on" in the following sentences:
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    I was happy when I saw my mother arrive.
    2.
    He was angry when he saw his mother get on the wrong bus.
    Why we don't use past form of these verbs because the action happened in the past?
    Is it correct to say those sentences like this?
    1.
    I was happy when I saw my mother arrived.
    2. He was angry when he saw his mother got on the wrong bus.
    Thank a lot!


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

    No those second forms are not correct. As we have already said, after watch, see, hear, and listen to (and probably a few others) we use the bare form of the verb, not a past tense.
    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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