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Hi,

Can you check for me if I am grammatically correct in these sentences, please?


1. I stayed at home and watched Tv. (with a conjunction)

2. I stayed at home watching Tv

3. I opened the window and looked outside. (with a conjunction)

4. I opened the window looking outside.

5. I got into the car and drove away. (with a conjunction)

6. I got into the car driving away.


Many Thanks.

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They're all fine, though the syntax is different, of course:

1, 3 and 5 consist of a coordination of verb phrases, while in 2, 4 and 6 the ing clauses are adjuncts in clause structure.

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Thanks for your prompt reply Sir.

Pls check one more for me if I am correct in the time frame.


"I found that it was broken" Wrong because in the same time? it doesn't make sense.

"I found that it had broken" Correct because It had broken before I saw it.

"I saw that your car were parked in my space" In the same time.

"I saw that your car had parked in my space" Your car had already parked in my spot before I saw it.


Many Thanks.

1. This sentence is correct. In past time you discovered that a thing was broken.

2. This is correct. In past time you discovered that a thing was broken. Note that 1 and 2 have essentially the same meaning: when you examined a thing in past time you discovered that it was broken - and it broke before you examined it. This is why the past tense is often used instead of the past perfect.

3. This should be "...car was parked..."

4. Note that 3 and 4, have essentially the same meaning: when you looked at your space in past time, you saw another person's car there - and that car parked there before you looked. Again, this is why the past tense is often used instead of the past perfect.

Hi Sir,

Can you confirm me that I am grammatically correct in these sentences without any conjunction "and" or "comma", please?


I stayed at home I watched Tv.

I stayed at home I watching Tv. (This is wrong, it needs a auxiliary verb. "I was watching Tv").

I opened the window I looked outside.

I got into the car I drove away.


Many thanks again.

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Two very brief sentences can be joined by a comma, so 1, 3, and 4 can be joined by a comma. But in 1, 3, and 4, something is needed, either a comma, or "and." 2 is ungrammatical. It should be, for example:


I stayed at home watching tv.

I stayed at home and watched tv.

Thanks Sir.