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    Thumbs down Do the two sentences express the same meaning?

    1.The old man sat in the bed watching the boys playing.

    2.The old man watched the boys playing sitting in the bed or sitting in the bed,the old man watched the boys playing.

    Do the two sentences above express the same meaning? can i use any one sentence between the two sentences for the same meaning? can you explain it grammatically?.
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    #2

    Re: Do the two sentences express the same meaning?

    You're giving three variations, aren't you?

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    Re: Do the two sentences express the same meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Babai View Post
    1.The old man sat in the bed watching the boys playing.

    2.The old man watched the boys playing sitting in the bed or #3 sSitting in the bed,spacethe old man watched the boys playing.

    Do the two sentences above express the same meaning? cCan iI use any one sentence betweenof the twothree sentences for the same meaning? can you explain it grammatically?.
    Babai. You keep starting threads asking effectively the same question. The answer is always the same. In this case, #2 suggests that the boys were playing while they were sitting. The present participle normally refers to its nearest antecedent.

    It doesn't matter how often you post this question, the answer will be the same. You will be able to find apparent exceptions, but they won't change the normal situation.

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