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I saw an old woman cross the street.
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Sentence #252218

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I saw an old woman cross the street.

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ChickenKiev
Sep 16th 2010, 17:25
NNC -> "...crossing the street".
Swift
Sep 16th 2010, 19:48
Both are fine, but have slightly different meaning. The current sentence implies you saw the old woman complete the whole crossing, but the past continuous only says that you saw here while she was in the process of crossing the street.
The Japanese seems to use the simple present.
ChickenKiev
Sep 16th 2010, 22:43
Tnx.
I guess I have not been exposed to a good number of such sentences to notice this language phenomenon.
So, in this sentence word "cross" is in bare infinitive form with Past Tense meaning.

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