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    When he is walking down the stairs close to his home,

    Hello

    Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

    "When he is walking down the stairs close to his home, he finds a stone that called his attention."

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: When he is walking down the stairs close to his home,

    No. The last verb is in a different tense that doesn't work, and it needs a preposition. If he is walking and finds a stone, the stone must call for​ his attention in the simple present tense.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: When he is walking down the stairs close to his home,

    Dear Mr. GoesStation

    First of all, thanks for your answer.


    "When he is walking down the stairs close to his home, he finds a stone that call for his attention."

    Is that correct?

    Thanks

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    #4

    Re: When he is walking down the stairs close to his home,

    No. You still need to use the correct third person singular form. It was just that "called" was in the past tense.

    I would go for the third person singular present tense of "catch" with "his attention".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When he is walking down the stairs close to his home,

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would go for the third person singular present tense of "catch" with "his attention".
    This woud not need 'for', Nikitus.

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    Re: When he is walking down the stairs close to his home,

    Dear GoesStation, emsr2d2 and Piscean: Thanks for your answers.

    I am thinking in 2 options

    1) "When he is walking down the stairs close to his home, he finds a stone that call for his attention."
    2) "
    When he is walking down the stairs close to his home, he finds a stone that catch his attention."

    Are they grammatically correct?

    Thanks.

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    Re: When he is walking down the stairs close to his home,

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Dear GoesStation, emsr2d2 and Piscean: Thanks for your answers.

    I am thinking in 2 options

    1) "When he is walking down the stairs close to his home, he finds a stone that calls for his attention."
    2) "
    When he is walking down the stairs close to his home, he finds a stone that catches his attention."

    Are they grammatically correct?

    Thanks.
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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: When he is walking down the stairs close to his home,

    "When he is" is unnecessary in my opinion.
    Not a teacher.

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