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  1. Palaščak
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    The correct form

    Hi, can you tell which possibility is right ?

    "Can you read?" Mary said, ... to the notice.

    a) pointing angrily
    b) and pointed angry
    c) angrily pointed
    d) and angrily pointing

    Thanks

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    Re: The correct form

    Quote Originally Posted by Palaščak View Post
    Hi, can you tell which possibility is right ?

    "Can you read?" Mary said, ... to the notice.

    a) pointing angrily
    b) and pointed angry
    c) and angrily pointed
    d) and angrily pointing

    Thanks
    Trust your first instinct.

    b


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    Re: The correct form

    It could not be c with and, it has comma... :D

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    Re: The correct form

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_Adam View Post
    It could not be c with and, it has comma... :D
    The prescription against using 'and' after a comma is ridiculous. And so is the one against starting a sentence with 'And'. The sentence
    "Can you read?" Mary said, and pointed angrily to the notice.
    is perfectly grammatical.

    b

    PS English Grammar and Punctuation: scroll down to the section on the comma.
    Last edited by BobK; 08-May-2007 at 14:39. Reason: Added PS


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    #5

    Re: The correct form

    I was sarcastic, that's why I've added :D...

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    Re: The correct form

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_Adam View Post
    I was sarcastic, that's why I've added :D...
    Sarcasm or not, it's misleading, especially to the poster. (Please see the PM I sent you. )


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    #7

    Re: The correct form

    Read your OM, I'm sorry, won't happen again! ;)

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    Re: The correct form

    Great.

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