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    Which one is correct and Why?

    Hi friends, I am new to this forum. I am an English Literature student from India. . Nice to meet you all.

    Could anyone tell which one sentence is correct and why?

    I saw the blind man crossing the busy road without any help.
    I saw the blind man was crossing the busy road without any help.

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    Re: Which one is correct and Why?

    Welcome to the forums, Payal. The first one is correct. The "was" in the second is unnecessary.

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    Re: Which one is correct and Why?

    However, if you add "that", the second is usable.

    I saw that the blind man was crossing the road.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which one is correct and Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Welcome to the forums, Payal. The first one is correct. The "was" in the second is unnecessary.
    Why the second sentence that the "was" do not need?

    He saw the man was crossing the road = In the past, he saw a man and than happened at the same time that the man was crossing the road, so it was using "past continue tense" here.
    Why does it incorrect?

    Am I wrong? Not a teacher.

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    Re: Which one is correct and Why?

    I would accept "He saw the blind man was crossing the road" but only on the basis that the writer/reader understands that the word "that" is implied after "saw".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which one is correct and Why?

    Thank You. Use of "Was" is unnecessary but can using it make the sentence incorrect? I meant using it without saying "that".
    Last edited by Payal Sharma; 22-Apr-2015 at 08:30.

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    Re: Which one is correct and Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Payal Sharma View Post
    Thank You. Use of "Was" is unnecessary but can using it make the sentence incorrect? I meant using it without saying "that".
    It is better not to use 'was'.
    You saw something (noun).
    The noun is " the blind man crossing the road"(an action).

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    Re: Which one is correct and Why?

    It is not incorrect, but the version without it is more natural.

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