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    #1

    run or running

    please correct this sentence.

    I saw him running away. OR I saw him run away.

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    #2

    Re: run or running

    Not a teacher.
    We see sb do sth, it means we see the whole action of sb. We see sb doing sth, it means we only see a part of his/her action. In this situation, I think the second sentence is correct.

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    #3

    Re: run or running

    Quote Originally Posted by malta22 View Post
    please correct this sentence.

    I saw him running away. OR I saw him run away.
    They are both correct.

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    #4

    Re: run or running

    Quote Originally Posted by malta22 View Post
    please correct this sentence.

    I saw him running away. OR I saw him run away.
    Are those sentences similar meaning, or are they different?
    In what condition do i use both of them?
    As I'm not a native it is difficult to know the meaning between the line

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    #5

    Re: run or running

    In this case, there is little difference.

    Take another example:
    -- I saw him mowing the lawn.
    -- I saw him mow the lawn.

    In the first one, you saw a part of it. In the second one, you saw him from start to finish.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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