a question about participle

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eratea

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chinese
Here is a question, The players stand in front of many people, sometimes more than fifty thousand, and one by one, each of the eleven members of the team holds/holding flowers. Is the word holding is more proper to be filled here. Can I use holds here? In my opinion, here is a linking word and, so I guess there are two sentences here. Another thing confusing me is that the word and can be followed by a participle clause.
Thanks a lot.
 
  • eratea

    Senior Member
    chinese
    I don't think "hold(ing)" is the word you want at all. What exactly did they do? How did they do it "one by one"?
    They are the winners of the FA cup. At the end of the game, one team is the best of all. They refers to the memebers of the winning team.
     

    eratea

    Senior Member
    chinese
    I don't quite understand what is going on here, but 'holds' sounds right. But it would be 'holds some flowers', or 'holds a flower'.


    Cross-posted.
    They are the winners of a game. After the game, they will be rewarded. What I posted is the description of how they get rewarded.
     
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