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    Which of these two sentences are correct:
    1-In the room, there was John, dead.
    2-In the room, there was John dead.

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    Re: adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Which of these two sentences are correct:
    1-In the room, there was John, dead.
    2-In the room, there was John dead.
    The first one is correct. The second is not. The comma makes all the difference.

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    May I write this "In the room, was John dead"?

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    How about these two sentences:
    1-In the room, there was John dead and Sally injured.
    2-In the room, there were three people dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvaann
    May I write this "In the room, was John dead"?
    Yes, but the comma is in the wrong place. Try: "In the room was John, dead." Another possibility: "In the room we found John, dead." In both sentences, the last word is an adjective describing the condition John was found in. (Not good.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    How about these two sentences:
    1-In the room, there was John dead and Sally injured.
    2-In the room, there were three people dead.
    The first sentence would work better like this: "In the room they found John dead and Sally injured." The second sentence is fine as is.

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