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Which is the meaning of 1 closer, 2 or 3?
Or is the meaning of 1 different from that of 2 or 3?

1. I saw a man coming out of the room.
2. I saw a man who was coming out of the room.
3. I saw that a man was coming out of the room.
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Hi,

Which is the meaning of 1 closer, 2 or 3?
Or is the meaning of 1 different from that of 2 or 3?

I see these all as having a different focus.

1. I saw a man coming out of the room. The focus is on 'I saw the action'.
2. I saw a man who was coming out of the room. The focus is on the man.
3. I saw that a man was coming out of the room. The focus is on the fact, ie what I saw.

Clive
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