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    Default relative clauses

    Hi,

    If you are a guy who doesn't glare at a girl for hours who walks in the street, you are a different guy.

    I couldn't figure out where to put 'for hours' in that sentence. (P.S I want to say that the guy glares at a girl).

    If you are a guy who doesn't glare at a girl who walks in the street for hours, you are a different guy.

    If we construct the sentence as above, we will have infered that the girl walks for hours.
    I couldn't find because there are 2 relative clauses. I have been confused.

    Please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    If you are a guy who doesn't glare at a girl for hours who walks in the street, you are a different guy.

    I couldn't figure out where to put 'for hours' in that sentence. (P.S I want to say that the guy glares at a girl).

    If you are a guy who doesn't glare at a girl who walks in the street for hours, you are a different guy.

    If we construct the sentence as above, we will have infered that the girl walks for hours.
    I couldn't find because there are 2 relative clauses. I have been confused.

    Please help.
    Both are unnatural.

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    Default Re: relative clauses

    Could you please make them better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Could you please make them better?
    "If you are a guy who doesn't stare at girls walking in the street, you are a different sort of guy."

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    Default Re: relative clauses

    Thanks...That is what I want to utter. But I want to put 'for hours' in that sentence. And I don't know where to put.

    "If you are a guy who doesn't stare at girls walking in the street for hours, you are a different sort of guy."


    • or

    "If you are a guy who doesn't stare at girls for hours walking in the street, you are a different sort of guy."



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    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Thanks...That is what I want to utter. But I want to put 'for hours' in that sentence. And I don't know where to put.

    "If you are a guy who doesn't stare at girls walking in the street for hours, you are a different sort of guy."


    • or


    "If you are a guy who doesn't stare at girls for hours walking in the street, you are a different sort of guy."

    "If you are a guy who doesn't stare for hours at girls walking in the street..."

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