Recently, a student wrote the following sentence:
Despite Dr.Guitierrez’s assertion that Tina was bit by a lizard, he knew that he was wrong to assure the Bowmans about lizards bite children normally.
The correct way to write this sentence could be:
...that lizards bite children normally"
"...about lizards biting children normally".
But I had trouble explaining to the student why their version was incorrect. Can someone help me find an explanation?