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He stood in the doorway, his coat over his arm.
He stood in the doorway, the coat over his arm.
He stood in the doorway, with the coat over his arm.
Which sentence above is right? Please.
I'm not a teacher, but I will add that the three sentences given aren't necessarily all saying exactly the same thing. That might give you something to think about when trying to decide which is correct.
I think all of them are grammatical ok, right?
As a Brit, but not a teacher, I would explain that, whilst I believe all to be grammatically correct, they mean different things.
Changing "his" to "the" suggests that the coat concerned is not his but a coat that had previously been mentioned.