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    Which is correct?

    They were also told stories that were so funny __________________.

    1. tears began to flow
    2. tears beginning to flow
    3. tears beginning to flow.
    4. tears began to flow
    5. tears beginning to flow

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    #2

    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    They were also told stories that were so funny __________________.

    1. tears began to flow
    2. tears beginning to flow
    3. tears beginning to flow.
    4. tears began to flow
    5. tears beginning to flow
    Answers 1 and 4 are identical, as are 2, 3 and 5. Are you sure you've copied the answers correctly?

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    Re: Which is correct?

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    Answers 1 and 4 are identical, as are 2, 3 and 5. Are you sure you've copied the answers correctly?

    oh yes sorry about that, actually there are more sentences and another blank but I chose just this sentence.


    so the choices are

    1. tears began to flow
    2. tears beginning to flow

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    oh yes sorry about that, actually there are more sentences and another blank but I omitted one. Sorry about that


    so the choices are

    1. tears began to flow
    2. tears beginning to flow
    Which one do you think is correct, and why?

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    Re: Which is correct?

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    Which one do you think is correct, and why?

    My choice is 1 and simply because 2 has no verb - but I'm not sure.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    My choice is 1 and simply because 2 has no verb - but I'm not sure.
    You are correct. Answer 1 is the right answer. It would be possible to use the past continuous (choice 2) but, as you said, part of the verb is missing:

    They were also told stories that were so funny [that] tears were beginning to flow.

    However, the correct sentence, given the choices is:

    They were also told stories that were so funny [that] tears began to flow.

    As you will see, I have added the word "that" in brackets. I think the sentence would sound better like that.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You are correct. Answer 1 is the right answer. It would be possible to use the past continuous (choice 2) but, as you said, part of the verb is missing:

    They were also told stories that were so funny [that] tears were beginning to flow.

    However, the correct sentence, given the choices is:

    They were also told stories that were so funny [that] tears began to flow.

    As you will see, I have added the word "that" in brackets. I think the sentence would sound better like that.
    Thank you very much

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