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    Ian is the boy who is riding a/the bicycle

    The followings are in an English Exercise book.

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    Complete the sentences using 'who'. (Then there are some pictures showing what the people are doing.)

    The model answers are as follows:

    1. Macy is the girl who is looking at the flowers.
    2. Amy is the girl who is flying a kite
    3. Ada is the girl who is feeding her dog.
    4. Ian is the boy who is riding a bicycle.

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    Due to there is no context , I think we can use the following answers.

    In sentence 3, I think we can use 'a dog' or 'the dog'
    In sentence 4, I think we can use 'his bicycle' or 'the bicycle'

    Am I correct?
    Last edited by queeniech; 22-Nov-2014 at 18:06.

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    #2

    Re: Ian is the boy who is riding a/the bicycle

    A is fine for 3 and his for 4. You could use the if the pictures show other people doing different things and only one bicycle and dog.

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    Re: Ian is the boy who is riding a/the bicycle

    Per Exercise Book 1, there is only one picture showing different people are doing different things.

    1. Ben is the boy with the glassess. (only Ben is with glassess)
    2. Emma is the girl with the umbrella. (only Emma with an umbrella)

    My question: My child wrote " Ben is the boy with glassess." Is he correct?

    Per Exercise Book 2, there is only one picture showing different people are doing different things

    1. Amy is the girl who is flying a kite. (Only Amy is flying a kite)
    2. Ian is the boy who is riding a bicycle. (only Ian is riding a bicycle.)

    Per Exercise Book 3, there is only one picture showing different people are doing different things

    Janet is the girl who is reading a book. (Only Janet is reading a book).

    I was wondering if 'a' and "the" both correct in the above sentence. Is "Ben is the boy with glassess." correct? Could anybody help, please?
    Last edited by queeniech; 23-Nov-2014 at 05:38.

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    Re: Ian is the boy who is riding a/the bicycle

    Can anybody help, please. My kid needs to prepare for an examination.

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    Re: Ian is the boy who is riding a/the bicycle

    I don't think any of that matters. They are tests for making sentences with subordinate clauses starting with "who". It should not matter whether you child writes a, the or his, her - though using his or her is making an inference that probably isn't in the picture.
    As long as your child doesn't write "Ian is the boy who ride the bicycle" or "Ian, who is the boy, rides the bicycle", I'm pretty sure it won't matter.

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    Re: Ian is the boy who is riding a/the bicycle

    Note the correct spelling of 'glasses'.

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