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nightdream
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 12:31:40 PM

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Which of them is correct:


1) He was on his way, and "wondering" what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.


2) He was on his way, and "having wondered" what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.


3) He was on his way, and "having been wondered" what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.

hedy mmm
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 9:53:26 PM

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Sentence (2) is correct...just remove the quote marks...I’m assuming they are there to distinguish the words in question only.

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palapaguy
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 11:45:30 PM

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nightdream wrote:

Which of them is correct:


1) He was on his way, and "wondering" what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.


2) He was on his way, and "having wondered" what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.


3) He was on his way, and "having been wondered" what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.



I think these are best:

1) He was on his way and, wondering what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.

2) He was on his way and, having wondered what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.

nightdream
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:27:09 AM

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Yes. Thank you.

hedy mmm wrote:
Sentence (2) is correct...just remove the quote marks...I’m assuming they are there to distinguish the words in question only.
nightdream
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:28:54 AM

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Thank you.

palapaguy wrote:
nightdream wrote:

Which of them is correct:


1) He was on his way, and "wondering" what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.


2) He was on his way, and "having wondered" what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.


3) He was on his way, and "having been wondered" what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.



I think these are best:

1) He was on his way and, wondering what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.

2) He was on his way and, having wondered what was in the sack given to him by the man, he opened it.

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