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  1. Newbie
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    Modifiers

    Hi Guys,
    Can you please help me to find out the difference between the two sentences below?.


    1.A cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large .

    2.A cannon that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large

    1.Doesn't shooting dead chicken at airplanes in sentence 1. below acts as a participle phrase modifying a canon .
    and that shoots dead chickens at airplanes in sentence 2 act as a relative clause which refers back to the canon(modifying a canon)?

    2.How do I choose which form of the above sentence to use when?

  2. Eric Davis's Avatar

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    Re: Modifiers

    Bingo! You are right where both are concerned.

    By the way, I'm not a teacher.

  3. #3

    Re: Modifiers

    I choose 2

  4. Newbie
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    Re: Modifiers

    Newoz,
    Could you please elaborate what makes you to prefer 2 not 1??

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    Re: Modifiers

    Quote Originally Posted by Anial View Post
    Hi Guys,
    Can you please help me to find out the difference between the two sentences below?.


    1.A cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large .

    2.A cannon that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large

    1.Doesn't shooting dead chicken at airplanes in sentence 1. below acts as a participle phrase modifying a canon .
    and that shoots dead chickens at airplanes in sentence 2 act as a relative clause which refers back to the canon(modifying a canon)?

    2.How do I choose which form of the above sentence to use when?
    They are both okay, but you need to finish the sentence. Large what?
    1. Yes, that's right.
    2. Usually by instinct. If they are both correct - which they are - you can choose either.

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