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    #1

    Unhappy open the box

    1.I saw him opening the box.
    2.I saw him opened the box.
    3.I saw him open the box.

    Which one will be correct, I get confused in such sentences as which one fits in what sort of situation for I think 2nd one is not correct, but heard in a movie.

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    #2

    Re: open the box

    Quote Originally Posted by payal desai View Post
    1. I saw him opening the box.
    2. I saw him opened the box.
    3. I saw him open the box.
    In #1, I am drawing attention to the fact that I saw the opening taking place. In #3, I present the action I saw as a short, completed event. The difference is similar to that between the present progressive (continuous) and the present simple.

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    #3

    Re: open the box

    And if you wanted to repair 2, you could say 'I saw him that he had opened the box.

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