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    Synthesis

    Johnson cannot be a race car driver. He is too tall.

    I have joined the sentences in three ways as follows. Please let me know which one is correct. Thanks.

    1. Johnson cannot be a race car driver because of his height.

    2, Johnson cannot be a race car driver because of his being too tall.

    3. Johnson cannot be a race car driver because of him being too tall.

    If none of them is correct, could you please let me know the correct way to do it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Synthesis

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Johnson cannot be a race car driver. He is too tall.

    I have joined the sentences in three ways as follows. Please let me know which one is correct. Thanks.

    1. Johnson cannot be a race car driver because of his height.

    2, Johnson cannot be a race car driver because of his being too tall.

    3. Johnson cannot be a race car driver because of him being too tall.

    If none of them is correct, could you please let me know the correct way to do it?

    Thanks.
    1 and 2 are correct. 1 is the most natural. You could also say "...because he is too tall".

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    Many thanks, Bhaisahab, for your prompt replies to my two posts.

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    Re: Synthesis

    ...or you could invert the two ideas and say 'John is too tall to be a racing car driver'. (In Br Eng I think 'racing car' is more common than the more American 'race car driver.... Other teachers may think differently though.)

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