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    Are these sentences right?

    #1 When reports that a wild puma had been spotted came into London, ...

    #2 When reports, that a wild puma had been spotted, came into London, ...
    The original one is When reports came into London that a wild puma had been spotted, .... I am just curious as to whether I can change the sequence of the words without changing the meaning or being ungrammartical.

    #1 feels strange and is probably quite confusing.

    #2 feels odd too. I know it will be alright if in which is used instead of that.

    Many thanks

    Richard

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    Re: Are these sentences right?

    #1 When reports that a wild puma had been spotted came into London, ...

    #2 When reports, that a wild puma had been spotted, came into London, ...


    #1 is correct and reasonably clear.

    #2 is is highly unlikely.

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