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    participle vs relative clause

    hi there!
    I have a question for you:

    "What happens when the sale starts?"
    "The people ______ there first will get the best bargains."

    a.getting
    b. that get

    that get is given as the correct answer, but I can't see why getting cannot be used here as well....
    thank you!!!

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    #2

    Re: participle vs relative clause

    NOT A TEACHER

    No, "getting" is incorrect in my opinion. It's not an action in progress.

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    Re: participle vs relative clause

    They both sound natural to me.

    Rover

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