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    #1

    I along with my parents, are going to the beach.

    Dear teachers,
    "He along with his parents, are going to see the girl he was proposed to."
    Would you please check the erros in the above sentence? Today I had a question at the exam saying to correct the errors.
    My answer was "He along with his parents, are going to see the girl he proposed to."

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: I along with my parents, are going to the beach.

    The grammatical version, though an unnatural one, would be

    'He, along with his parents, is going to see....'

    A more natural sentence would be

    'He and his parents are going to see....'

    The sentence you quoted has nothing to with your thread title.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Jan-2014 at 09:48.

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    #3

    Re: I along with my parents, are going to the beach.

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Dear teachers,
    "He along with his parents, are going to see the girl he was proposed to."
    Would you please check the erros in the above sentence? Today I had a question at the exam saying to correct the errors.
    My answer was "He along with his parents, are going to see the girl he proposed to."

    Thanks.
    I agree with Rover. Adding "along with his parents" does not make the subject plural.

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    #4
    Then I am wrong. :(
    "He along with his parents, is going to see the girl he was proposed to."
    Could you please tell me if there is any error in the above sentence?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I along with my parents, are going to the beach.

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Then I am wrong. :(
    "He along with his parents, is going to see the girl he was proposed to."
    Could you please tell me if there is any error in the above sentence?

    Thanks.
    There should be a comma after "He" and it's "he has proposed to" or simply "he proposed to".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I along with my parents, are going to the beach.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There should be a comma after "He" and it's "he has proposed to" or simply "he proposed to".
    It's quite likely in India that he was proposed by his parents to the girl's parents.

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    Re: I along with my parents, are going to the beach.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's quite likely in India that he was proposed by his parents to the girl's parents.
    Fair enough. I understand the concept but wasn't aware that that was how it was worded.

    So would "I am going to visit the man I was proposed to" be correct?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8
    "He, along with his parents is going to see the girl he was proposed to."

    I also think that "he was proposed to" is wrong so I rewrote it as "he proposed to" at the exam.

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    Re: I along with my parents, are going to the beach.

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    "He, along with his parents is going to see the girl he was proposed to."

    I also think that "he was proposed to" is wrong so I rewrote it as "he proposed to" at the exam.
    I think it would be very unfair if they marked your correction as an error. In most variants of English "He was proposed to" is not standard. However, you are in India and I think bhai was suggesting that in your culture it's possible that it was correct. You are the person most qualified to answer that question though! There certainly needs to be a comma after "parents" to match the one after "He".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    "He, along with his parents, is going to see the girl he was proposed to."

    Yes, it might be okay in our country and I do certainly not know that. I never have seen "he was proposed to" in English context so I too thought that it was wrong. Anyway! It's clear now. And I am then sure that my answer would have been marked as wrong. :)

    Thanks Emsr.

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