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    Default please help me to understand

    1. This is for someone spacial,you see. 2. this is for someone spacial, which you see. 3. you see this is for someone spacial. all of the sentences above are correct or not and which one is more useful.

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    Default Re: please help me to understand

    Quote Originally Posted by indranil View Post
    1. This is for someone spacial,you see. 2. this is for someone spacial, which you see. 3. you see this is for someone spacial. all of the sentences above are correct or not and which one is more useful.
    NOT A TEACHER.

    Assuming that you mean "special," I'd say that the first two sentences are correct, while the third lacks a comma after "see."

    This is for someone special, you see = You are explaining to someone that "this" is for a special individual

    This is for someone special, which you see = Again, you're explaining to someone that "this" is for a special individual, and the person you're explaining it to sees (i.e., understands) this

    You see, this is for someone special = See no. 1 (Maybe there should be a "semicolon" after "see," although I doubt it because I think "You see" is an interjection.)

    The second sentence is somewhat unlikely to be said/written, and it has a different meaning from the other two.

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    Default Re: please help me to understand

    No 2 is incorrect; we would not say that.

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    Default Re: please help me to understand

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    No 2 is incorrect; we would not say that.
    I disagree. Consider this example: "This is for someone special, which you realize." I don't think you would call that incorrect. One could construe "see" as meaning "realize" or "understand," like when someone is explaining something to you and you say, "Oh, yeah, I see."

    Sure, "This is for someone special, which you see" is unlikely to be uttered, but that doesn't make it incorrect.

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    Default Re: please help me to understand

    The question concerned - this is for someone special, which you see - which does not make sense in that context. We would never say that.
    What we would say is more like - this is for someone special, you know/understand - or - this is for someone special, as you know/ whom you know.

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