Ann was at the bus stop expecting the bus. [Mistake?]

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  • Egmont

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    English - U.S.
    That part is correct as far as I can tell. The only change I'd make to the original sentence would be to insert a comma after "stop." Could that be what they mean?
     

    Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It is obvious that Ann was expecting the bus because she was at a bus stop.

    Perhaps it is better to say, 'Ann was at the bus stop waiting for the bus.'
    It might be, but she could have gotten there an hour early to wait for the bus. If the bus should have been there five minutes ago, she'd be expecting it.
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Perhaps the test writer is the sort that insists on this:
    Ann, expecting the bus, was waiting at the bus stop.
    to avoid:
    Dog for sale by woman having three legs.
     
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