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    attending/attended

    I had lived and studied on a university campus for five years before marriage, attending classes wearing T-shirts, shorts or pyjamas and even bathroom slippers.
    I had lived and studied on a university campus for five years before marriage, attended classes wearing T-shirts, shorts or pyjamas and even bathroom slippers.
    I had lived and studied on a university campus for five years before marriage and attended classes wearing T-shirts, shorts or pyjamas and even bathroom slippers.

    What is the difference in meaning of the above sentences?
    Please let me know if any minor difference is present especially in between first and third sentence.
    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: attending/attended

    The first and third sentences mean the same. The second sentence is incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: attending/attended

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The first and third sentences mean the same. The second sentence is incorrect.
    I always get confused with these types of sentences, I can not be able to figure out whether to use the original version(first sentence) or third version of the sentence?
    Any suggestion please? Which grammatical part should I read?

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    #4

    Re: attending/attended

    As they mean the same, you can use either.

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    #5

    Re: attending/attended

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    I can not be able to figure out whether ...
    "Be able to" can be omitted.

    Not a teacher.

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    #6

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    Should be omitted. And "can not" is normally one word.

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    #7

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    Some people like to write "can not", I cannot figure out whether it is grammatical.

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    #8

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    It is grammatical. We normally write it with two words when we want to emphasize the "not", as one can do more easily in speech.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 26-May-2014 at 12:48. Reason: typo

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    We we
    Did you mean to emphasize "we"?

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    #10

    Re: attending/attended

    No. Without the mistaken repeat of "we" it meant exactly what it says.

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