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    #1

    move about inside a space suit?

    Are these sentences correct:
    1-When he put the space suit on we asked him to try and move about inside.
    2-When he put the space suit on we asked him to try and move about inside it.
    3-When he put the space suit on we asked him to try and move about in it.

    Meaning:
    When he put the space suit on we asked to try and move about with the suit on.

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    #2

    Re: move about inside a space suit?

    They are all correct.

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    #3

    Re: move about inside a space suit?

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-When he put the space suit on we asked him to try and move about inside.
    2-When he put the space suit on we asked him to try and move about inside it.
    3-When he put the space suit on we asked him to try and move about in it.

    Meaning:
    When he put the space suit on we asked to try and move about with the suit on.
    For me, your first sentence means that the person was asked to put on a space suit and then simply try to move around indoors, in a building, in an enclosed space.

    The other two mean that the person was asked to put on a space suit and then see if they could move their body inside the suit, without necessarily moving around the space that they are in.

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    Re: move about inside a space suit?

    There is an ambiguity here- I think the third could mean what you intend, but agree with Emsr2d2 about the second. If you deleted the inside/in parts, the sentence would work better IMO.

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    Re: move about inside a space suit?

    "We asked him to see if he could move around easily with the space suit on."

    Even that is ambiguous as it's not clear if we wanted him to simply move his body while his feet remained in the same position, or see if he could walk around the room easily. To remove ambiguity:

    "We asked him to see if he could move around the room easily while he was wearing the space suit."

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