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Re: Please I need your help in grammar.

Postby Dixie » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:18 am

yolandajmg wrote:
I was getting out of my car when I saw her by

a)passes b)passed c)to pass d) pass.


d) pass : I was getting out of my car when I saw her pass by.

yolandajmg wrote:I always thought that with verbs life see, hear, smell, watch and notice were constucted as follows:

I saw the birds singing and I thought the correct way of this sentence would be I was getting out of my car when I saw her passing by.

Does anyone know why isn´t with present participle?



I think there's no such thing as "present participle" :roll: You must mean past participle. Anyway, what you proposed is right, too: "I was getting out of my car when I saw her passing by". Please correct me if I am mistaken.

Anyway, you can ask Alan in the Help Desk ;)
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Postby Selene » Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:56 pm

Hi,
I was getting out of my car when I saw her passing by or pass by.Both ways sound good to me.
I use to hate those kinds of exercises . They should use a better way to teach those verb rules.
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Postby Jamesbond » Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:48 am

I had IELTS test and scored 7.0 ,if you need I can give you some adivice about it .
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Postby mali » Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:49 am

Mr. Yolandajmg here please first you inform you you are asking the answer from your choises are we can give you our answer.
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Postby shokin » Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:58 pm

I think so, too. [grammatically]

But passing is not in the list. :mrgreen:

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