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    Hi,

    Is this sentence correct?


    Who was it who dobbed me in (to the teacher)?


    Why there are two "whos"?


    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: who

    Who was it that/who dobbed me.... (the second is a relative pronoun)

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    Default Re: who

    Or 'Who dobbed me to the teacher?'

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    What does dobbed mean? Ratted me out?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Yes, that's right, Barb.

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    Two nations divided by a common language...

    Thanks :)
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    So the sentence is correct?

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    Default Re: who

    It's OK, but why not ask Who dobbed me in? or use that to avoid the repetition.

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    Default Re: who

    Well, I got this sentence from Cambridge.Dictionary.

    Probably here it uses it to emphasize the sense of anger?

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