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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default the man working/the man who works

    Can this sentence:
    1-I talked to the man working in that room.
    be used instead of:
    2-I talked to the man who works in that room.

    In "2", I might have talked to him at a time when he was not working at all. Can "1" be used in such a case?

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    Can this sentence:
    3-I talked to a man working in that room.
    be used instead of:
    4-I talked to a man who works in that room.

    Again, in "4" I might have talked to him when he was not working.

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    Default Re: the man working/the man who works

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can this sentence:
    1-I talked to the man working in that room.
    be used instead of:
    2-I talked to the man who works in that room.

    No.

    In "2", I might have talked to him at a time when he was not working at all. Can "1" be used in such a case?

    No.

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    Can this sentence:
    3-I talked to a man working in that room.
    be used instead of:
    4-I talked to a man who works in that room.

    No, for the reason you give below.

    Again, in "4" I might have talked to him when he was not working.
    Rover

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    Default Re: the man working/the man who works

    Thank you Rover.

    Can:
    3-The man living in that apartment is an actor.
    be used instead of:
    4-The man who lives in that apartment is an actor.

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    Default Re: the man working/the man who works

    Yes

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