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    Taking a nap on the bus

    I was tired and taking a nap on the bus, I missed the stop where I wanted to get off.
    I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say. I know my sentence isn't natural. Can you help me with what I'm trying to say.

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    #2

    Re: Taking a nap on the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    I was tired and taking a nap on the bus, I missed the stop where I wanted to get off.
    Simplify it to something like "I missed my stop because I was napping on the bus."
    Last edited by Skrej; 17-Aug-2015 at 21:34. Reason: Engrish, pease

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    #3

    Re: Taking a nap on the bus

    I dozed off on the bus and missed my stop.

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    Re: Taking a nap on the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    "I missed my stop because I was napping on the bus."
    I think 'because I was' can be omitted, but I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Taking a nap on the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Simplify it to something like "I missed my stop because I was napping on the bus."
    I think, is it ok?
    "I missed my stop because I napped on the bus."?

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    #6

    Re: Taking a nap on the bus

    I consider the continuous tense better because the speaker was napping while s/he missed it, but I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Taking a nap on the bus

    Whilst not the best option, the original sentence can be made good by the addition of a comma:

    'I was tired, and taking a nap on the bus, I missed the stop where I wanted to get off.'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Aug-2015 at 18:22.

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    #8

    Re: Taking a nap on the bus

    I would put the comma after "and" and before "taking" in that sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Taking a nap on the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'I was tired, and taking a nap on the bus, I missed the stop where I wanted to get off.'
    Should a conjunction such as 'so' be added before 'I missed'? Or is it an acceptable comma splice?

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    #10

    Re: Taking a nap on the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I think, is it ok?
    "I missed my stop because I napped on the bus."?
    It is OK, but I prefer was napping.

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