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    #1

    He was lead

    Please would you correct my sentence. I am not sure if I have used the correct tense in the second part of this sentence.

    1.He was lead through the street to the buses, which had been waiting for the prisoners.
    or could I simply write:
    2. He was lead through the street to the buses, waiting for the prisoners.

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    Re: He was lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Please would you correct my sentence. I am not sure if I have used the correct tense in the second part of this sentence.

    1.He was led through the street to the buses, which had been waiting for the prisoners.
    or could I simply write:
    2. He was led through the street to the buses, waiting for the prisoners.
    #1 is much better.

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    #3
    I agree with bhaisaheb of course, but number 2 could still have worked if only you had omitted the comma. Amazingly, a little comma can wreck a whole sentence. Without the comma I can easily imagine number 2 in the work of Len Deighton, as good a writer as ever there was.
    Last edited by probus; 19-Aug-2013 at 04:14.

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