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    Combining Sentences with Participles

    Hi there!
    Is it correct to combine these two sentences, using a participle:

    - I really liked the blue sports car. The car was sitting in the showroom.

    like this?

    - I really liked the blue sports car, sitting in the showroom.


    Especially, I need a comma here, don't I? Otherwise, I would be sitting in that showroom, or? Or is it confusing either way?

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    Re: Combining Sentences with Participles

    Yes, you can combine the sentences (good job!)

    No, you don't need the comma.


    Another example -

    I like the girl singing on the stage.

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    Re: Combining Sentences with Participles

    "sitting in the showroom" describes the car, not I"


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    Re: Combining Sentences with Participles

    susiedqq,

    thank you so much. That was fast!

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