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    #1

    carelessly

    Is # 1 acceptable? (#2 is another phrasing) If not, how should I correct it into a natural one?


    1. Yesterday Johnny and his mother went shopping in a department store. They walked a while together and then separated.
    Carelessly, Johnny suddenly disappeared in front of his mother.

    2. Yesterday Johnny’ mother took him to go shopping in a department store. They walked a while together and then separated.
    In an unguarded moment, Johnny was lost in the crowd.

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    Re: carelessly

    The first is not natural. The second is OK.

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    Re: carelessly

    How about: After walking together for a while, Johnny's mother lost him.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: carelessly

    Quote Originally Posted by contiluo View Post
    Is # 1 acceptable? (#2 is another phrasing) If not, how should I correct it into a natural one?


    1. Yesterday Johnny and his mother went shopping in a department store. They walked a while together and then separated.
    Carelessly, Johnny suddenly disappeared in front of his mother.

    2. Yesterday Johnny’ mother took him to go shopping in a department store. They walked a while together and then separated.
    In an unguarded moment, Johnny was lost in the crowd.
    Neither is good.

    Didn't we discuss this one in a different thread?

    Do you know the difference between "separated" and "got separated"?

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