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    Can use is twicw in a sentence?

    Can use is twice in a sentence?
    Example: A boy is sitting under the tree is playing a guitar.

    From 4 sentences below, which one is the best?
    1. A boy is sitting under the tree is playing a guitar.
    2. A boy sitting under the tree is playing a guitar.
    3. A boy is sitting under the tree playing a guitar.
    4. A boy is sitting and playing a guitar under the tree.

    All the sentences above are possibly used in informal conversation?

    Please help me. It really confuses me.

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    #2

    Re: Can use is twicw in a sentence?

    I am not a teacher.

    No, you can't. 1. doesn't work.

    You can say, 'The boy who is sitting under the tree is playing a guitar'.

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    #3

    Re: Can use is twicw in a sentence?

    You can also say "the boy is sitting under a tree and is playing a guitar."

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    Re: Can use is twice in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You can also say "the boy is sitting under a tree and is playing a guitar."
    How about number 2,3,4? Are they correct?

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    Re: Can use is twice in a sentence?

    Yes. 4 is a bit awkward. The idea is that he's sitting under a tree. I think that is best kept together.

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    Re: Can use is twice in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenthyx View Post
    How about number 3?




    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****







    Hello, Jenthyx:


    IF I understand some of my books correctly, #3 needs a comma in writing and a pause in speaking:

    "A boy is sitting under a tree, playing a guitar."


    The reason is that "playing a guitar" refers to "A boy."

    Compare: "Playing a guitar, a boy is sitting under a tree."




    James

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