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Polaris
Spot the error/s in the following sentences and please provide explanation/s. 1. He is certainly a man whom I know very well is trustworthy beyond doubt and meticulous in his habits. 2. I'm glad to hear that you narrowly escaped being ran over by a speeding car yesterday. Thanks
Jun 28, 2015 5:41 PM
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Hi Polaris I would write these sentences like this : 1/ He is certainly a man I know very well, is trustworthy beyond doubt and meticulous in his habits. OR MORE FLUENTLY......correctly punctuated He is certainly a man I know very well, meticulous in his habits, and trustworthy beyond doubt 2/ I'm glad to hear that you narrowly escaped being RUN over by a speeding car yesterday.
June 28, 2015
Hi Polaris Sorry, but I find it difficult to explain.I am not an English Language scholar, however I do read, write, and speak perfect English, having had an English Grammar school education In your sentence it is JUST CORRECT to use "RUN" Likewise you would say/write in these correct examples " I almost RAN over a cat this morning" " I was RUN over by a car yesterday " " I missed RUNNING over a dog by inches this morning " " I am RUNNING in the next race, although I RAN two races yesterday, and will RUN another race tomorrow " Sorry I cannot explain it better, but it just comes naturally for a native English speaker to say it correctly.. May be another responder can explain better the grammar involved Regards Ronnie :
June 28, 2015
Polaris
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