who's next to you?
By the way, have you seen Michael on TV before, who’s next to you?
It's a line from a TV show where the host is asking one of the penal members
if she has seen the person on TV, who is sitting right next to her.
I have been wondering if there is any way to simplify the phrase"who's next to you"
because I want to make the line shorter and simpler.
Thanks for your help.
Re: who's next to you?
Not much shorter. If the information that Michael is sitting next to the listener is important to the context, then it can't be left out. The only thing you can do is rearrange the words.
Originally Posted by rainous
Have you seen Michael, [sitting] next to you/on your left/on your right, on TV before?
By the way, they're "panel members" not "penal".