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    Smile Present Particple

    Dear Teachers,

    The boys trying to get the attention of a group of girls who were nearby strutted around.

    Can I rephrase the above sentence into the sentence below ?

    The boys strutted around trying to get the attention of a group of girls
    who were nearby

    I just move the participle phrase to the end of the sentence.

    Is it correct ?

    Your guidance is highly appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Re: Present Particple

    Quote Originally Posted by kl004535 View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    The boys trying to get the attention of a group of girls who were nearby strutted around.

    Can I rephrase the above sentence into the sentence below ?

    The boys strutted around, trying to get the attention of a group of girls
    who were nearby.

    I just move the participle phrase to the end of the sentence.

    Is it correct ? It is correct, but put a comma after "around". (and a period at the end)

    Your guidance is highly appreciated.
    Thanks
    2006

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