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# With several quick strokes of the brush, the painter

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With several quick strokes of the brush, the painter [#permalink]

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With several quick strokes of the brush, the painter sketched the cherubic infants, capturing their beauty.

With several quick strokes of the brush, the painter sketched the cherubic infants, sketching them.

Can anyone tell me why the second sentence is wrong?
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08 Aug 2007, 11:00
Well, grammar apart, the second sentence doesn't make sense to me. Sketeched the infants, sketching them ... implies what?
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Re: SC - Cherubic infants [#permalink]

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08 Aug 2007, 11:39
bmwhype2 wrote:
With several quick strokes of the brush, the painter sketched the cherubic infants, capturing their beauty.

With several quick strokes of the brush, the painter sketched the cherubic infants, sketching them.

Can anyone tell me why the second sentence is wrong?

In second sentence, use of "sketch" seems to be redundant.

- Brajesh
Re: SC - Cherubic infants   [#permalink] 08 Aug 2007, 11:39
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# With several quick strokes of the brush, the painter

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