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San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Are these sentences both correct?

A. He saw the referee yelled at by spectators.

B. He saw the referee being yelled at by spectators.


3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    I don't think anyone would say it without "being" (or alternately "getting").  There's a difference in meaning.

    For example:  "He saw the referee being yelled at by spectators" versus something like "The year 2020 saw protests in the streets, a pandemic, and referees yelled at by spectators".  It refers to it in a general sense. "being" means a specific incident, in the act of something taking place.

  • 2 months ago

    Yes, both work.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, both are correct.

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