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EternalGreen

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Two Great Pyrenees stand up and run parallel to the road, barking at the truck.

Two Great Pyrenees stand up; they run parallel to the road, barking at the truck.


One of these is wrong, and the answer lies in simultaneity. In the first example, the clause "barking at the truck" connects to both former actions (the standing and the running). In the second example, it connects only to the running.

It's not physically impossible for the dogs to bark as they are standing up, but people who know sheepdogs will agree that it doesn't happen a lot.
 
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