1. ## Reduced relative clauses

Hi,

Don't worry! I am aware that the girl who will come here tomorrow is your girlfriend.

Which one is more proper to use according to you? Must we use 'to' or 'ing' when using 'will' in sentence?

1.
Don't worry! I am aware that the girl coming here tomorrow is your girlfriend.
2. Don't worry! I am aware that the girl to come here tomorrow is your girlfriend.

Thanks.

2. ## Re: Reduced relative clauses

Originally Posted by aysaa
Hi,

Don't worry! I am aware that the girl who will come here tomorrow is your girlfriend.

Which one is more proper to use according to you? Must we use 'to' or 'ing' when using 'will' in sentence?

1.
Don't worry! I am aware that the girl coming here tomorrow is your girlfriend.
2. Don't worry! I am aware that the girl to come here tomorrow is your girlfriend.

Thanks.
"1. Don't worry! I am aware that the girl (who is) coming here tomorrow is your girlfriend." This is the most natural way to say it. The (who is) in brackets is optional.

3. ## Re: Reduced relative clauses

Thanks for the answer. But the point is that I want to learn whether we can reduce 'will' as 'ing' form.

1- The students who will be selected tomorrow will be offered a scholarship.
The students selected tomorrow will be offered a scholarship. (IS TAK OK?)

2- I just want to ask some questions to the students who will(are going to) take this course.
I just want to ask some questions to the students taking this course. (IS THAT OK?)

Thanks.

4. ## Re: Reduced relative clauses

Originally Posted by aysaa
Thanks for the answer. But the point is that I want to learn whether we can reduce 'will' as 'ing' form.

1- The students who will be selected tomorrow will be offered a scholarship.
The students selected tomorrow will be offered a scholarship. (IS TAK OK?)

2- I just want to ask some questions to the students who will(are going to) take this course.
I just want to ask some questions to the students taking this course. (IS THAT OK?)

Thanks.
With the second set, the second sentence could lead you to believe they are currently taking the course. You would have to add something like "taking this course next term" or "next month" or something to avoid that ambiguity. It's perfectly grammatical, but it may not be a precise as you want it to be.

5. ## Re: Reduced relative clauses

Is sentence one OK?

6. ## Re: Reduced relative clauses

Originally Posted by aysaa
Is sentence one OK?
1- The students who will be selected tomorrow will be offered a scholarship.
The students selected tomorrow will be offered a scholarship.
Your alternative is better than the original.

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