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    Thumbs down Do these sentences express the same meaning?

    1.
    I
    sat
    on the
    neighbor's grass
    watching
    our dog
    victoriously finishing his business.

    2.
    I watched our dog
    victoriously finishing his business, sitting on the neighbor's grass. or sitting on the neighbor's grass, i watched our dog victoriously finishing his business.

    Do these sentences above express the same meaning? can i use any one sentence among these for the same meaning? i am confused. please explain grammatically.Thank you.

    Last edited by Babai; 30-Jul-2012 at 16:43. Reason: mistake

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    Re: Do these sentences express the same meaning?

    Please remember that the personal pronoun "I" is always capitalized, that you need a capital letter to start a new sentence, and that there should be a space after a punctuation mark.

    The second sentence in #2 has the same meaning as #1. The first sentence in #1 suggests the DOG (not you) was sitting on the grass.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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