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    present participle/a man revolutionizing modern music

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-In the 1960's, he was a man revolutionizing modern music.

    2-In the 1960's, he was one of the people revolutionizing modern music.

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    Re: present participle/a man revolutionizing modern music

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-In the 1960's, he was a man revolutionizing modern music.

    2-In the 1960's, he was one of the people revolutionizing modern music.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    They are OK. I prefer #2.

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    Re: present participle/a man revolutionizing modern music

    Additionally: Most style guides say not to use the ' with a decade. The 1960s, not the 1960's.

    For me, #2 makes it clear there were many people doing this. #1 might suggest he was the only person doing so.
    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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