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    #1

    The police ordered the demonstrators

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The police ordered the demonstrators to draw back, which triggered boos and shouts from the crowd.

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    Re: The police ordered the demonstrators

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    The police ordered the demonstrators to draw pull back, which triggered drew boos and shouts from the crowd.
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    #3

    Re: The police ordered the demonstrators

    I'd probably use "triggering/drawing" rather than "which triggered/drew" but that's a personal preference.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The police ordered the demonstrators

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'd probably use "triggering/drawing" rather than "which triggered/drew" but that's a personal preference.

    Why you will write the +ing form?

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    Re: The police ordered the demonstrators

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Why you will write the +ing form?
    You always have to reverse the subject and the verb when asking a question. Write "Why would you use the -ing form?"
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The police ordered the demonstrators

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Why you will write would you use the +ing form?
    ems called it her personal preference. She thinks the sentence sounds better and more natural that way, and so do those of us who clicked Like.

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