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    Default Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    In the sentence "Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him." is the grammar correct?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    No. A single letter needs to be deleted.

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    Default Re: Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    While is correct grammatically, but what is the intended meaning?

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    Default Re: Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    Dear Rover_KE and Tdol: First of all, thanks for your answers.

    The meaning is:

    Mark begins to sign and the kids whom are in the auditorium, applauds him.

    Thanks for your time!

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    Default Re: Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Dear Rover_KE and Tdol: First of all, thanks for your answers.

    The meaning is:

    Mark begins to sign and the kids whom are in the auditorium, applauds him.

    Thanks for your time!
    That sentence is not correct.

    "Sign" should be "sing".
    You should not use "whom" there because it is the subject of the relative clause. Use "who".
    There should be no comma after "auditorium".
    The verb "applauds" should be "applaud" to agree in number with "kids".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Nov-2013 at 10:24. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    In your first post, there should be no full stop after "him" but there should be a comma after the closing quotation marks.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In your first post, there should be no full stop after "him" but there should be a comma after the closing quotation marks.
    Did you mean "before" not "after"?
    I learn something almost every day on this site.

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    Default Re: Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Did you mean "before" not "after"?
    I doubt it.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Did you mean "before" not "after"?
    No, I did not. It should have read:

    In the sentence "Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him", is the grammar correct?

    The comma goes after the closing quotation mark.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No, I did not. It should have read:

    In the sentence "Mark begins to sing while the kids applauds him", is the grammar correct?

    The comma goes after the closing quotation mark.
    In AmE, we would put the comma before the closing quotation mark.

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