Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. Nikitus's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Chile
      • Current Location:
      • Chile

    • Join Date: Oct 2013
    • Posts: 532
    #1

    Amanda helped Kelly to escape from the living

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "Amanda helped Kelly to escape from the living. She was still nervous while Amanda led her into the backyard of the house."

    Thanks.

  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 14,677
    #2

    Re: Amanda helped Kelly to escape from the living

    They're grammatically correct if you see the living as a noun phrase. I can't think of a way to understand the first sentence logically. Who or what are "the living" supposed to be?
    I am not a teacher.

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 50,785
    #3

    Re: Amanda helped Kelly to escape from the living

    If Kelly is a zombie, maybe she needed to escape from the living (the people who are alive) and feel safe with the dead.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  4. Nikitus's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Chile
      • Current Location:
      • Chile

    • Join Date: Oct 2013
    • Posts: 532
    #4

    Re: Amanda helped Kelly to escape from the living

    Dear GoesStation:

    First of all, thanks for your help.

    I made a mistake.

    "Amanda helped Kelly to escape the living room. She was still nervous while Amanda led her into the backyard of the house."

  5. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 14,677
    #5

    Re: Amanda helped Kelly to escape from the living

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    "Amanda helped Kelly to escape the living room. She was still nervous while Amanda led her into the backyard of the house."
    That makes more sense. It would be more natural to say Kelly escaped from the living room, but it's OK as you wrote it.
    I am not a teacher.

  6. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 50,785
    #6

    Re: Amanda helped Kelly to escape from the living

    I dread to think what was happening in the living room!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  7. jutfrank's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 8,599
    #7

    Re: Amanda helped Kelly to escape from the living

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I dread to think what was happening in the living room!
    A zombie attack?

  8. Nikitus's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Chile
      • Current Location:
      • Chile

    • Join Date: Oct 2013
    • Posts: 532
    #8

    Re: Amanda helped Kelly to escape from the living

    The idea of the zombie attack is very interesting . I had thought it was a practical joke where Kelly would pose as a ghost, but a flaw in the audio and special effects (like the smoke), begin to fail, so Kelly escapes from the scene.

Posting Permissions

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