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    #1

    once in her room

    Which are correct:

    1) They went to her room. Once in the room, she held him in her arms.

    2) They went to her room. When in the room, she held him in her arms.
    3) They went to her room. She held him in her arms once in the room.
    4) They went to her room. She held him in her arms when in the room.

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    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: once in her room

    Why is she holding him, when they went to her room. What's she doing with the other?

    "He went to her room. Once there, she held him in her arms."

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    Re: once in her room

    Thank you very much, Raymott,

    In my version, they are supposed to go to her room together. There are only two people. I think I have created confusion one more time! I am sorry. I should have expressed myself better.

    Doesn't your version suggest that when she was in her room, she held him in her arms? The 'once there' seems to modify 'she'.
    But the problem is that, as Tdol once said, people rely on context when it comes to sentences like this one. I think within context the meaning would be clear.

    Thanking you again and respectfully,
    Navi.

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    Re: once in her room

    Your sentences are OK, but you could do better. Perhaps:

    They went into her room. They held each other and kissed.

    Eh?

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