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    Hello,

    Could you please help me about making a sentence about relative clause.

    I want to take the girl to London. (It is correct)

    But,

    1) I want to take the girl to London who I like.

    or

    2) I want to take the girl to London I like.

    or

    3) I want to take the girl to London that I like.

    Note:I like the girl.

    Are they correct?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: relative clause

    NOT A TEACHER.

    I want to take the girl I like to London.

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    Default Re: relative clause

    Thank you.But Isn't it an inverted sentence?

    I want to take the girl whom I like to London.

    or

    I want to take to London the girl whom I like.

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    Default Re: relative clause

    Quote Originally Posted by eliff View Post
    Thank you.But Isn't it an inverted sentence?

    I want to take the girl whom I like to London. or I want to take to London the girl whom I like.
    What do you mean by 'inverted sentence,?

    Your first example is correct, but very formal - Allen's version is far more natural. Your second example is possible, but just not natural.
    Last edited by 5jj; 24-Sep-2011 at 22:26. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: relative clause

    Which is first one?

    Is this ?
    1) I want to take the girl to London whom I like


    First one doesn't sound weird to me.Because of that I asked.
    Last edited by eliff; 24-Sep-2011 at 22:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliff View Post
    Which is first one?

    Is this ? I want to take the girl to London whom I like or I want to take the girl whom I like to London.

    It sounds weird to me.Because of that I asked.
    By 'first', I somewhat old-fashionedly meant 'the one before the second'.

    I was referring to the one I have underlined - which you have now, confusingly, moved to second position.

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    Default Re: relative clause

    'I want to take the girl to London whom I like' or 'I want to take the girl whom I like to London.'
    It's the whom that makes them sound very formal.

    Leave out whom and put 'I like' after 'girl' - not after 'London'.

    Allen's answer is spot on:

    'I want to take the girl I like to London.'

    Rover

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    Default Re: relative clause

    What do you want to do? I want to take [someone somewhere].
    Who do you want to take? The girl I like.
    Where do you want to take her? To London.

    Put the three answers together and you have your whole sentence. Easy.

    I want to take the girl I like to London.

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