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    altiwife is offline Junior Member
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    employed - busy - occupied - engaged

    Please proofread my sentences and correct them if they are false.
    1. The children were employed in painting.
    2. The children were occupied with painting.
    3. The children were busy with painting.
    4. The children were engaged with painting.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: employed - busy - occupied - engaged

    Do you think they all have the same meaning?

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    Re: employed - busy - occupied - engaged

    1 through 3 are grammatically correct. 4 isn't. Since I don't know which children or what time the sentences are about, I can't comment on whether they are true. ("True" does not mean "grammatically correct".)
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: employed - busy - occupied - engaged

    Quote Originally Posted by altiwife View Post
    Please proofread my sentences and correct them if they are false incorrect.
    See above. An incorrect assertion is false. Incorrect grammar is not.
    I am not a teacher.

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