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    bow - bowing

    At first please proofread my 2 sentences. Secondly, if they are correct tell me about the grammar behind it.
    1. There are (some) people who bow before money.
    2. There are (some) people bowing before money.

    Last but not least, thank you!

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    Re: bow - bowing

    Quote Originally Posted by carat View Post
    At first Can you please proofread my two sentences and . Secondly, if they are correct tell me about explain the grammar? behind it.
    1. There are (some) people who bow before money.
    2. There are (some) people bowing before money.

    Last but not least, Thank you!
    The two sentences are grammatical.
    Which part do you need help with?

    Sentence #1 is stating a general fact.
    Sentence #2 could be about the present situation (now). More context would clarify that.

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    Re: bow - bowing

    Please have another look. Is this sentence fine?
    3. There are (some) people bow before money.

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    Re: bow - bowing

    Quote Originally Posted by carat View Post
    Please have another look. Is this sentence okay? fine?
    3. There are (some) people bow before money.
    No. That one is ungrammatical.

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    Re: bow - bowing

    Bow to works better for me in this context.

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    Re: bow - bowing

    Regardless of whether "bow before" or "bow to" is used, the word "who" is missing after "people".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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