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    Which one is grammatically correct?

    What he is worried about about his country is the high crime rate.
    What he is worried about his country is the high crime rate.

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    Re: worried

    The first is grammatically acceptable, but clumsy. I'd change it to What worries him about his country is the high crime rate.

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    Re: worried

    What about the second one? Does it sound completely wrong?

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    Re: worried

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    What about the second one? Does it sound completely wrong?
    Yes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Which one is grammatically correct?

    What he is worried about about his country is the high crime rate.
    What he is worried about is his country's is the high crime rate.
    Another possibility.

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    Re: worried

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    The first is grammatically acceptable, but clumsy. I'd change it to What worries him about his country is the high crime rate.
    5jj, if the first one had 'most' as this, do you think it would sound as clumsy?

    What he is worried about most about his country is the high crime rate.

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    Re: worried

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    5jj, if the first one had 'most' as this, do you think it would sound as clumsy?

    What he is worried about most about his country is the high crime rate.
    That is less clumsy.

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    Re: worried

    Good. Thanks!

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