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    Which one has the correct sentence syntax ?

    Hi chums,

    I'm confused regarding the syntax of following sentences. Pls tell me which one is correct.

    He has been caught lying red handed. Or. He has been caught red handed lying.

    I think first one is correct. What you folks thinks. Pls tell me with reasonings.

    Thanks


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    Re: Which one has the correct sentence syntax ?

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Hi chums,

    I'm confused regarding the syntax of following sentences. Pls tell me which one is correct.

    He has been caught lying red handed. Or. He has been caught red handed lying.

    I think first one is correct. What you folks thinks. Pls tell me with reasonings.

    Thanks
    Neither sounds good to me.

    He lied and (he) was caught red-handed.
    Or:
    It turned out that he (had) lied.


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    Re: Which one has the correct sentence syntax ?

    'red-handed' is not an idiomatic adjective that would be applied to lying.


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    Re: Which one has the correct sentence syntax ?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    'red-handed' is not an idiomatic adjective that would be applied to lying.
    No, it also applies to deviating from the truth.

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