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1. He was sleeping and his wife was knitting beside him.

2. While he was sleeping, his wife was knitting beside him.

3. He was sleeping his wife knitting beside him.

3-2. He was sleeping, his wife knitting beside him.

4. He was sleeping while his wife was knitting beside him.
[Are the sentences all the same in meaning? What about #3 and #3-2? Do we have to put a comma before 'his wife'?]

asked by rfvv
  1. Yes, they all mean the same thing, but 3 needs a comma -- thus for 3-2, the comma is needed.

    posted by Writeacher

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