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    Default Joining of sentences

    The boys' teacher lectured the boys. They left the school without permission.

    1. The boys' teacher lectured them for leaving the school without permission.

    2.
    The boys' teacher lectured the boys for leaving the school without permission.

    3.
    The teacher of the boys lectured them for leaving the school without permission.

    Which sentence is correct in joining the sentences in bold?

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    Default Re: Joining of sentences

    They are all grammatically fine but do not really relate to the source sentences. As they are written, they leave an impression that first the teacher lectured the boys, and then they left the school without permission.

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    Default Re: Joining of sentences

    Thanks, Anglika.

    But how should the sentences be joined so that the sentence is correct?

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    Default Re: Joining of sentences

    The teacher lectured the boys who left the school without permission.

    This is the only way I can see it making sense.


    If the source sentences had been :

    The boys left the school without permission. The teacher reprimanded them later.

    then your original examples #1 and #3 would have been fine (with the change to reprimand). #2 has unnecessary repetition of "boys".


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