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    #1

    present participle

    Are these sentences correct:
    1-John in front of the window moving rapidly throw me a ball.
    2-His hand on the racket squeezing hard had turned red.

    3-The man at the table dealing the cards told me to come here.

    I think it would be better to say:
    John moving rapidly in front of the window...
    His hand squeezing the racket hard...
    The man dealing the cards at the table...

    But are "1", "2" and "3" incorrect?
    Last edited by navi tasan; 09-Jul-2011 at 06:29.

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    #2

    Re: present participle

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-John, in front of the window moving rapidly, threw me a ball.
    2-His hand on the racket, squeezing hard, had turned red.

    3-The man at the table dealing the cards told me to come here.

    I think it would be better to say:
    John, moving rapidly in front of the window,...
    His hand, squeezing the racket hard,...
    The man dealing the cards at the table...

    But are "1", "2" and "3" incorrect?
    #1 is better with the punctuation, but not very natural.
    #2 likewise.
    #3 is fine.

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    #3

    Re: present participle

    Thank you Bhahisahab
    Maybe "1" would be better with two commas:

    1-John, in front of the window, moving rapidly, threw me a ball

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    #4

    Re: present participle

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thank you Bhahisahab
    Maybe "1" would be better with two commas:

    1-John, in front of the window, moving rapidly, threw me a ball
    To me, it would be more natural as, "John, moving rapidly in front of the window, threw me a ball."

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