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    Smile Who does it refer to?

    PLease, look at this phrase:

    "An injured man lies completely still in a hospital room with doctors hovering at his bedside, APPEARING SERENE AND PEACEFUL as he slowly succumbs to death. However, in his OWN mind, memories of a recent battle vividly flash by. Thoughts of death and chaos haunt him, even in his final moments."

    Can you tell me who the capitalized phrase is refering to - the patient himself or the doctors.
    Thank you. :)

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    Red face Re: Who does it refer to?

    oops! sorry for this double posting
    but I do not see how I can eraze one of them ((

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    Re: Who does it refer to?

    Quote Originally Posted by black_velvet View Post
    PLease, look at this phrase:
    "An injured man lies completely still in a hospital room with doctors hovering at his bedside, APPEARING SERENE AND PEACEFUL as he slowly succumbs to death. However, in his OWN mind, memories of a recent battle vividly flash by. Thoughts of death and chaos haunt him, even in his final moments."
    Can you tell me who the capitalized phrase is refering to - the patient himself or the doctors.
    Thank you. :)
    It's not a very easy sentence to read though. The doctors have already been hovering, so the reader naturally ties to apply the next -ing word to them.

    b

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