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standing in the doorway

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:47 am
by navi
1) The building was destroyed using modern explosives.
2) The building was destroyed, using modern explosives.

3) This painting was painted applying paint with a spray.
4) This painting was painted by John applying paint with a spray.

5) Tim was shot by his cousin standing in the doorway.
6) Tim was shot by his cousin, standing in the doorway.

Are 1-4 correct?

In '5' and '6' can we tell who was standing in the doorway?

Gratefully,
Navi.

Re: standing in the doorway

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:02 am
by Bobinwales
1) The building was destroyed using modern explosives. Ungainly, but saying what you want

3) This painting was painted applying paint with a spray. This painting was painted by applying paint with a spray.
4) This painting was painted by John applying paint with a spray. Ungainly, but saying what you want

5) Tim was shot by his cousin standing in the doorway. Neither makes sense.
6) Tim was shot by his cousin, standing in the doorway.