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    Beginning, begins

    In the word game I spy, one would say : I spy with my little eyes something beginning with ...... Would it be correct in grammatical sense if I say : I spy with my little eyes something begins with...?

    Please show me the difference!

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    Re: Beginning, begins

    No, it wouldn't be grammatical.

    You could say 'I spy with my little eye (not 'eyes') something that begins with ...', but millions of children in the English-speaking world would soon put you right.

    Rover

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    Re: Beginning, begins

    Thanks for that Rover!
    By the way, 'eyes' was just a typo ( it's just how my mind works; when I think of eye, it's always in a pair).

    What I really want to know is, say if I was to explain the sentence structure to someone by breaking it down step by step, how should I go about doing it?

    Also why is it necessary to have the relative pronoun 'that' in the case when I use 'begins'.
    Last edited by Vking; 05-Nov-2012 at 05:03.

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