Is this sentence correct ? I found out about them leaving tomorrow .?
- VyLv 52 months ago
That sentence "I found out about them leaving tomorrow" should be corrected to "I found out about how they are leaving tomorrow".
- RPLv 72 months ago
Yes. It is fine as written.
- Jimmy CLv 72 months ago
If you want to be correct, it should be:
I found out about their leaving tomorrow.
In this case leaving is used as a noun. It is a gerund. However, most people are used to the incorrect version, so sometimes correct language sounds unusual.
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
Not exactly, because it is structurally ambiguous. To show how, put yesterday in place of tomorrow: I found about them leaving yesterday. Do you mean that you found out yesterday that they are leaving, or that they left yesterday and you just found out?
You ought to write "I found out that they will be leaving tomorrow".
You have to indicate, somehow, which part of the sentence is the part that the word "tomorrow" applies to. If you do not, then the meaning is ambiguous (we cannot know which meaning you intended if you do not indicate it to us).