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Hello,

I'd like to know the difference of the meanings of the following sentences.
1) Ken found a lot of robins dead or he was dying on the campus.

( = a lot of robins were dead / Ken was dying )

2) Ken found a lot of robins dead or dying on the campus.

( = a lot of robins were dead or dying )

3) He was finding a lot of robins dead or died on the campus.

( = a lot of robins were dead or died )

About 3), does it make sense? I think "were dead" and "died" are the same.

And it seems grammatically wrong.

Thank you,
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#1 is correct grammatically but it doesn't make much sense to me.

#2 seems okay.

#3 doesn't sound grammatical. And you're right: dead (adjective) and died (past participle) means the same.
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Only the second one is correct and makes sense.
CJ
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Dear Ruslana and Califjin,

Thank you for your answers.

I got it!

Cheers,
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