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[help]which sentence is correct?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm
by quchangtju
1. Not far from the club there was a garden, whose owner seated himself in it playing bridge with his children every afternoon.
2. Not far from the club there was a garden, whose owner seated himself in playing bridge with his children every afternoon.
3.Not far from the club there was a garden, whose owner seated in it playing bridge with his children every afternoon.
4.Not far from the club there was a garden, its owner seated in it playing bridge with his children every afternoon.
which of the 4 is correct?
why are No.2 and No.4 incorrect?

Re: [help]which sentence is correct?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:03 pm
by Firefox
quchangtju wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm
1. Not far from the club there was a garden, whose owner seated himself in it playing bridge with his children every afternoon. :ok:
2. Not far from the club there was a garden, whose owner seated himself in playing bridge with his children every afternoon. :nok:
3.Not far from the club there was a garden, whose owner seated in it playing bridge with his children every afternoon. :nok:
4.Not far from the club there was a garden, its owner seated in it playing bridge with his children every afternoon. :nok:

Re: [help]which sentence is correct?

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:56 am
by Alan
#4 is correct, although the phraseology is highly literary.

Re. #2: 'whose owner seated himself in playing bridge' is meaningless.