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    There are three children fishing.
    There are three children who are fishing.

    Are these sentences okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    There are three children fishing.
    There are three children who are fishing.

    Are these sentences okay?
    Indubitably, B.

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    Yes. Both are grammatically correct. The first sentence is complete and sounds fine.
    However, on its own as a complete idea, the second sentence seems odd. The listener would think that you were going to say more. You have emphasized that it is the children who are fishing. Why are you pointing that out...there must be more coming.
    So, for example:
    There are 3 children who are fishing, and 2 adults sitting by a campfire.

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    There are three children fishing.
    There are three children who are fishing.

    The first is actually a reduced form of the second.

    There are three children [who are] fishing.

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    Thanks guys!

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