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1. He stood there, and he closed his eyes.
1-2. He stood there, closing his eyes.
2. He stood there, and then he closed his eyes.
3. He stood there, and after that he closed his eyes.
4. He stood there, with his eyes closed.
5. He stood there with his eyes closed.
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Q1: Do #1 and #1-2 mean #2 or #3? Or do #1 and #1-2 mean #4? Did two actions happen at the same time? Or did one action happened first and the other action followed it after the first action ended?
Q2: Are both Sentence 4 and Sentence 5 okay?



asked by rfvv
  1. They are all very close. If I had to separate them, I'd put them in two groups ~

    In this group, the two actions (standing and closing) are simultaneous: 1-2, 4, and 5.

    In this group, the two actions are separate, but happen very close together in time: 1, 2, and 3.

    posted by Writeacher

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