Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bosnian
      • Home Country:
      • Bosnia Herzegovina
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 5,531
    #1

    The driver who was stopped for speeding

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The driver who was stopped for speeding tried to buy his way out of the trouble by offering a bribe to a police officer.

  2. Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    Key Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 4,356
    #2

    Re: The driver who was stopped for speeding

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The driver, who was stopped for speeding​, tried to buy his way out of the trouble by ​offering the officer a bribe.
    Without commas, you're explaining which driver was stopped, and I don't think that's a question here.

    It would be more economical to just say, "When he was stopped for speeding, the driver tried to bribe the officer."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

Similar Threads

  1. When Diana was stopped for speeding
    By Bassim in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Feb-2017, 22:24
  2. Does “stopped for” mean completely stopped?
    By compiler in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-Feb-2015, 11:16
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Aug-2013, 23:12
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-Jul-2013, 06:51
  5. the clock stopped/ has stopped
    By joham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2007, 16:30

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •