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    Object + Gerund

    "I saw the man climbing the wall"
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    "I saw the man was climbing the wall"
    Which one is right? Does it depend on any context?

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    Re: Object + Gerund

    I prefer the first.

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    Re: Object + Gerund

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    I prefer the first.
    I think the first is like "I saw him climbing the wall" and the second is "I saw he was climbing the wall"

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    Re: Object + Gerund

    And what is the difference for you?

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    Re: Object + Gerund

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    And what is the difference for you?
    Why? Is there no difference?

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    Re: Object + Gerund

    In both cases, there was an observer who, in the past watched a man climbing a wall. What is the difference? In the second, the word "was" is unnecessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In both cases, there was an observer who, in the past watched a man climbing a wall. What is the difference? In the second, the word "was" is unnecessary.
    If I want to change the object into a pronoun, Is it always "him"​?

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    Re: Object + Gerund

    If it is a man, yes.

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