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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
I think you can say (a). But how about (b) and (c)?
(a) Look at the boy singing on the stage.
(b) Look at the singing boy.
(c) Look at the boy singing.

Thanks in advance.
Hirashin
 

Habaek

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Dear native English speakers,
I think you can say (a). But how about (b) and (c)?
(a) Look at the boy singing on the stage.
(b) Look at the singing boy.
(c) Look at the boy singing.

Thanks in advance.
Hirashin

(a) is to emphasize the boy is on the stage meaning if the person you are speaking to is actually unaware a boy is singing on the stage.

(b)very unnatural sounding

(c)commonly used
 
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