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    #1

    Which is correct and why?

    Hi,
    I know that when we use verbs like 'see', 'watch', 'percieve', etc. The indirect object in the third person does not take "s" as in:

    I see her walk around the house or I watch Pedro kill the boy.

    OK, now I have this sentence which I'm not so sure. Which is the correct one?

    1- Mary waits, hoping the police car drive into the property.

    2- Mary waits, hoping the police car to drive into the property.

    3- Mary waits, hoping the police car drives into the property.

    I appreciate any help on this.

    Thanks


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    Re: Which is correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cervantes View Post
    Hi,
    I know that when we use verbs like 'see', 'watch', 'percieve', etc. The indirect object in the third person does not take "s" as in:

    I see her walk around the house or I watch Pedro kill the boy.

    OK, now I have this sentence which I'm not so sure. Which is the correct one?

    1- Mary waits, hoping the police car drive into the property.

    2- Mary waits, hoping the police car to drive into the property.

    3- Mary waits, hoping the police car drives into the property.

    I appreciate any help on this.

    Thanks
    (Not a teacher)

    I would say number three is correct. However, I can't say why that is so grammatically, as changing the verb from 'hope' to another modal verb such as 'want' would make number 2. correct.

    Also, you could say "Mary waits, hoping the police car will drive into the property."

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    Cool Re: Which is correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cervantes View Post
    Hi,
    I know that when we use verbs like 'see', 'watch', 'percieve', etc. The indirect object in the third person does not take "s" as in:

    I see her walk around the house or I watch Pedro kill the boy.

    OK, now I have this sentence which I'm not so sure. Which is the correct one?

    1- Mary waits, hoping the police car drive into the property.

    2- Mary waits, hoping the police car to drive into the property.
    (I hope to see, hear from, meet you)

    3- Mary waits, hoping the police car drives into the property.

    I appreciate any help on this.

    Thanks
    3- is correct, just use the relative clause:
    Mary waits & hopes the police car drives into the property.
    + I hope you go.
    ............she goes.
    -->Hoping the police car drives into the property, Mary waits.
    or, S'=The police car drives into the property.
    S'= NP + AUX + VP
    AUX= 0
    & VP= V + PP
    If S'= The police car drive s into the property.
    AUX=0
    V= 0
    & VP= PP which is grammatically incorrect.
    Last edited by Trance Freak; 19-Dec-2009 at 21:17.

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    Re: Which is correct and why?

    Thanks.
    Yes, No. 3 is how I wrote it, but I wasn't sure.

    Thanks, again.

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    #5

    Re: Which is correct and why?

    Actually, she hopes it will drive is the most natural.
    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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    Cool Re: Which is correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Actually, she hopes it will drive is the most natural.
    True, sounds natural. But, the near future can also be expressed by using the simple present.
    e.g. I hope you succeed.

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    #7

    Re: Which is correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cervantes View Post
    Hi,
    I know that when we use verbs like 'see', 'watch', 'percieve', etc. The indirect object in the third person does not take "s" as in:

    I see her walk around the house or I watch Pedro kill the boy.
    This is not an "indirect object in the third person". In "I see her walk around the house", "her" is the direct object, and "walk" is an infinitive.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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