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I've got a small question. Do the three sentences below mean the same thing?
1. I've opened the window to let a bee out.
2. I've opened the window letting a bee out.
3. I've opened the window let a bee out.
Is one of those wrong? I don't know. Hope your help.
Thanks a lot.
#1 is correct as written.
#2 could be correct, if you added a comma after 'window'.
#3 is incorrect
If you fix #2 with the comma, there is still a difference. #1 says you've opened the window in order to let the bee out. The bee is still in the room. #2 (fixed), says that you opened the window, and the bee has left through it.