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    #1

    postmodification

    Are these sentences correct: .
    1-Jeff with a pistol will replace Harry with a gun in the corridor.
    2-Jeff holding a pistol will replace Harry holding a gun in the corridor.
    (MEANING: In the corridor instead of there being Harry with a gun, there will be Jeff with a pistol)


    3-Jeff will replace Harry with a gun in the corridor.
    4-Jeff will replace Harry holding a gun in the corridor.
    (MEANING: In the corridor instead of there being Harry with a gun, there will be Jeff)
    "3" sounds a bit strange to me, espcially "3". It sounds as if Jeff
    is going to take away Harry and put a gun instead of him there.

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    Unhappy Re: postmodification

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct: .
    1-Jeff with a pistol will replace Harry with a gun in the corridor.
    2-Jeff holding a pistol will replace Harry holding a gun in the corridor.
    (MEANING: In the corridor instead of there being Harry with a gun, there will be Jeff with a pistol)


    3-Jeff will replace Harry with a gun in the corridor.
    4-Jeff will replace Harry holding a gun in the corridor.
    (MEANING: In the corridor instead of there being Harry with a gun, there will be Jeff)
    "3" sounds a bit strange to me, espcially "3". It sounds as if Jeff
    is going to take away Harry and put a gun instead of him there.
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    I'm afraid all your sentences are full of confusion, yet correct.

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    #3

    Re: postmodification

    Jeff, armed with a pistol, will take the place of Harry, who has a rifle/shotgun/etc.

    A pistol is a type of gun.

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    Re: postmodification

    3 does sound as if he will take the person and leave a gun.

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