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    does they have the same meaning, or not?

    1. The guard explained that he had discovered the man in the passage
    and finding that he was seriously ill.

    The guard explained that he had discovered the man in the passage
    , finding that he was seriously ill.

    The guard explained that he had discovered the man in the passage
    and found that he was seriously ill.


    are they all correct in grammer?
    if not, teach me the difference.
    Last edited by sykim99; 24-Jun-2010 at 09:32.

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    Re: does they have the same meaning, or not?

    Note: Subject line: Do they have, not Does they. "Do" is for the plural.

    Quote Originally Posted by sykim99 View Post
    1. The guard explained that he had discovered the man in the passage
    and finding that he was seriously ill. -- This is incomplete. ... and finding that he was seriously ill, immediately called for an ambulance. You need to say what he did upon finding the man ill.

    The guard explained that he had discovered the man in the passage
    , finding that he was seriously ill. -- This also feels incomplete although it may be grammatically correct.

    The guard explained that he had discovered the man in the passage
    and found that he was seriously ill. -- This is a complete thought. He discovered the man and found that he was ill. Similar structure.


    are they all correct in grammer?
    if not, teach me the difference.
    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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