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    help me

    What is the correct answer and why?
    After driving all day, we welcomed the sight of the motel .
    or
    After driving all day, the motel was a welcome sight.

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    Re: help me

    The first sentence is correct. The second is not. It's not the motel that drove all day, so it should read:
    After our driving all day the motel was a welcome sight to us.
    It doesn't sound very nice though.

    I would omit the commas in both sentences, but I hope someone will confirm that.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: help me

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    The first sentence is correct. The second is not. It's not the motel that drove all day, so it should read:
    After our driving all day the motel was a welcome sight to us.
    It doesn't sound very nice though.

    I would omit the commas in both sentences, but I hope someone will confirm that.

    I am not a teacher.
    thank you

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    Re: help me

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Either one is fine. In the second sentence the subject is understood to be someone - not the motel.
    I agree, they are both correct, but I would use "After having driven..." rather than "After driving..."

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