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    Ana Laura Guest

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    hello..

    I have 2 sentences:

    a- we saw the young dancer rehearse for the opening night
    b- we saw the young dancer rehearsing for the opening night

    My answer would be:

    a- it means I saw only the part of what was actually happening
    b- I saw the whole performance.

    Am I right?

    Thank you.

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: is this correct?

    Hello Ana Laura

    I would look at it slightly differently. To my ears, the speaker in the first sentence is looking at the event as a whole; while the speaker in the second sentence is looking at the event as "something happening". But without more context, I wouldn't like to say which speaker had witnessed more of the performance!

    MrP

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