participle ing

< Previous | Next >

duhong

Member
vietnamese
Dear All,

Who is that man, wearing the black jacket.

May I rewrite that sentence as:

who wears the black jacket, who is that man?

Thank you and God blesses you All!
 
  • Greyfriar

    Senior Member
    Dear All,

    Who is that man, wearing the black jacket.

    May I rewrite that sentence as:

    who wears the black jacket, who is that man?

    Thank you and God blesses you All!
    Hi duhong,

    The first sentence is correct English.

    You could say, 'Who is that man who wears the black jacket?' This would mean you don't know the man but you do know that he wears a black jacket.

    God bless you too. :)
     

    Driven

    Senior Member
    USA/English
    Or you could say, "See that man who is wearing the black jacket? Who is that man?" The way you wrote it, "who wears the black jacket, who is that man?" is not correct.
     

    Natalisha

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Dear All,</p>
    Who is that man, wearing the black jacket.

    May I rewrite that sentence as:

    who wears the black jacket, who is that man?


    Thank you and God blesses you All!
    Who is that man (who is) wearing the black jacket? Wearing the black jacket is a reduced relative clause. Since this relative clause is defining (restrictive), you shouldn't use a comma: "Who is that man wearing the black jacket?"
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top