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    #1

    When the gang saw that the police car

    I am wondering if my sentence is correct.

    When the gang saw that the police car was getting on them, they abandoned the gataway car and ran into the nearby woods.

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    Re: When the gang saw that the police car

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    police car was getting on them
    ...gaining on them

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    Re: When the gang saw that the police car

    Thank you Piscean,
    I wished to write "gaining on", but somehow I wrote "getting on". Even when I read the sentence afterwards, I did not notice that I had made a mistakes.

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    Re: When the gang saw that the police car

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post

    ... they abandoned the getaway car and ran into the nearby woods.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    ... I did not notice that I had made a mistakes mistake.
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    #5

    Re: When the gang saw that the police car

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    When the gang saw that the police car was getting on them, they abandoned the gataway car and ran into the nearby woods.
    If this is part of a story, and not just an example sentence, I would suggest that you stop the car before having the gang run into the woods. Something like the following (taking into account the above corrections):

    "When the gang saw that the police car was gaining on them, they quickly pulled over, abandoned the getaway car and ran into the nearby woods."

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