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Which sentence is not acceptable?

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Which sentence is not acceptable?

Unread post by hurdman » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:08 am

Hello there,

I'd appreciate it very much if someone could please let me know which of the following options are not grammatically correct:

1. She is sitting alone sadly.
2. She is sitting alone and sad.
3. She is sitting alone, sad.
4. She is sitting alone sad.

More particularly, I would like to know whether or not Sentence 4 sounds natural to a native speaker (with no comma between alone and sad.

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Which sentence is not acceptable?

Unread post by Joe » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:26 am

Just my opinion:
1. She is sitting alone sadly. :nok:
2. She is sitting alone and sad. :ok: grammatically correct
3. She is sitting alone, sad. :ok: grammatically correct
4. She is sitting alone sad. :ok: acceptable, idiomatic
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Re: Which sentence is not acceptable?

Unread post by hurdman » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:21 pm

Thank you very much Joe! Much appreciated!

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