Watching the film, the overall impression is of seeing an underwater parade.
English Composition and Grammar
John E. Warriner
If you're thinking about buying a Warriner's text, the "complete course" seems like the one to get.
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This book was issued to me in my senior year in high school in 1976. I have kept it by my side, has helped me through my college years and then with my children, and now that I have decided to go back to school and am studying translation, I have taken it out of the bookshelf once again because the books we were assigned do not even come close to the perfection (in my idea) of this book. It has traveled with me through the different countries that I have lived in. It is truly a jewel of a book as far as how it is organized, explained and the exercises are very helpful to reinforce what you are trying to learn.
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update - from Barry:
Yes, it's grammatically incorrect because after a participial clause ("Watching the film") you want whatever the clause is modifying.
That's what I thought! Does this sentence, as written, mean that the "overall impression" is doing the watching?
Sure wish someone had taught me some grammar way back when...
I've got 3 yummy-looking sentence diagramming books stacked up waiting for my attention, but since I have to teach myself algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and physics first - either that or get a second job so I can hire tutors - I don't know when I'm going to learn grammar.
I need to refresh my knowledge of Spanish grammar while I'm at it....