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    #1

    He was grazing the cattle

    hello,
    I want to say that the cattle was grazing.but he was there to make them to do this activities.

    He was grazing the cattle.

    How to say this sentence? did i say right/wrong ????


    THANK YOU.

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    Re: He was grazing the cattle

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

    You can lead a cow to grass but you can't make it graze.

    I dont know how a man can be there to make the grazing happen.
    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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    Re: He was grazing the cattle

    Quote Originally Posted by gopani View Post
    hello,
    I want to say that the cattle was were grazing, but he was there to make them to do this activities.

    He was grazing the cattle.

    How to say this sentence? Dd I say it right/wrong ????


    THANK YOU.
    It's fine. He allowed the cattle to be in an area where they could graze. If you want to insure that the reader knows that the person was there with the cattle - "He was there, grazing the cattle."

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    Re: He was grazing the cattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

    You can lead a cow to grass but you can't make it graze.

    I dont know how a man can be there to make the grazing happen.
    Well...I can see that you are not from the west. It would be common to tell a person to take the cattle out to graze.

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    Re: He was grazing the cattle

    So they "graze" the cattle? It's a transitive verb?
    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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    Re: He was grazing the cattle

    verb

    to eat grass growing in a field


    to put an animal in a place where it can eat grass
    (Macmillan)




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