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Hi there,

Could you confirm that if I am correct in these concepts of English grammar please?


1) I saw you park or parking in my driveway. (Both are correct, first one was a whole process and second one was just a glance) (Verb of perception)

2) I saw that you parked in my driveway. (Correct, with a conjunction "that")

3) There is a car parked in my driveway. (Incorrect at the beginning however people use it all the time, reduce clause. Therefore can be correct today)

4) There is a car that was parked in my driveway. (Most correct and perfect English) (Passive)


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5) There is a car that parked in my driveway. (Correct, "that" acts as a conjunction here)

John Aki1) I saw you park or parking in my driveway. (Both are correct, first one was a whole process and second one was just a glance) (Verb of perception)

Right, but the distinction is slight and unreliable.

John Aki2) I saw that you parked in my driveway. (Correct, with a conjunction "that")

Right, but it would require special context. If you want only to say that you are aware that he did it, use "I see that you parked in my driveway."

John Aki3) There is a car parked in my driveway. (Incorrect at the beginning however people use it all the time, reduce clause. Therefore can be correct today)

No. That is perfectly correct in every way.

John Aki4) There is a car that was parked in my driveway. (Most correct and perfect English) (Passive)

Not good. It is hard to tell what it is supposed to mean. A car exists that at some time in the past was parked in my driveway? The passive is trumped by the participle on first reading.

"5) There is a car that parked in my driveway. (Correct, "that" acts as a conjunction here)"

Unlikely verging on wrong. For one thing, it sounds like the car parked itself. Also, the expletive structure is used to hold up an example, and you ask us to accept cars that have parked in your driveway as a class.

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Hi Sir,

Appreciated your time, do you agree that if I sentences,


There is a car that is parked in my driveway. (Better English)

There is a car that parked in my driveway. (Acceptable, nothing wrong with it)


Please share your opinion, thanks again