Are these 3 sentences correct Many thanks in advance He tends to get nervous while I am changing his nappies He tends to get cranky while I washing him He tends to get annoyed while I am changing his clothes
Apr 28, 2016 7:42 PM
Answers · 2
Apart from the missing 'am' in sentence two, they're grammatically correct. Just a few comments: 'When' would be a better connector than 'while' in all of these sentences e.g. "He tends to get annoyed when I am changing his clothes." Do you really mean 'nervous'? I can't see why a baby would be nervous when having his nappy changed.The adjective 'nervous' means apprehensive, as if he were afraid of what was going to happen next. This is a common 'false friend' across European languages, and many non-native speakers of English mistranslate 'agitated' or 'upset' as 'nervous'. Do you mean agitated or upset, perhaps? "He tends to get upset when I'm changing his nappy.' And note that we usually use the singular word 'nappy' in this context.
April 28, 2016
Sentence two needs an extra word - I'm sure you can spot it.
April 28, 2016
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