kicked him running

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navi tasan

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1-I kicked him running toward the goal.
2-I kicked him running.

3-I kicked him, running toward the goal.
4-I kicked him, running.

In which case:

a-I was running/running toward the goal
in which:
b-he was running/running toward the goal
and which are ambiguous?
 

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1-I kicked him running toward the goal.
2-I kicked him running.

3-I kicked him, running toward the goal.
4-I kicked him, running.

In which case:

a-I was running/running toward the goal
in which:
b-he was running/running toward the goal
and which are ambiguous?

I'm not even sure I know what happened in any of the four sentences. You were running towards the goal and while you were running, you kicked someone male?
 

Barb_D

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Just say "I kicked him while I was running toward the goal" or "I kicked him while he was running toward the goal" and don't make your reader try to guess what you mean by playing with the placement of a comma.
 
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