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    Dear Forum Users,

    Consider this situation:

    Imagine a situation in which husband and wife are planning a short trip for the weekend. Although the weather forecast had promised nice weather, it is stormy on the morning of their planned departure. The wife then goes to the window and says to her spouse: “What absolutely beautiful weather”.

    Is this grammatical to say:

    The complaining wife can also be seen simultaneously as a weather forecaster who predicts absolutely beautiful weather.?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Is this gramatical?

    simultaneously?

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    Default Re: Is this gramatical?

    Quote Originally Posted by Csika View Post
    Dear Forum Users,

    Consider this situation:

    Imagine a situation in which husband and wife are planning a short trip for the weekend. Although the weather forecast had promised nice weather, it is stormy on the morning of their planned departure. The wife then goes to the window and says to her spouse: “What absolutely beautiful weather”.

    Is this grammatical to say:

    The complaining wife can also be seen simultaneously as a weather forecaster who predicts absolutely beautiful weather.?

    Thank you.

    Csika
    Why do you think the wife predicted beautiful weather? It's clear that it was the weather forecast which had predicted nice weather. The forecast would have been on TV, on the radio or in a newspaper.
    The wife's only participation in this is that she looked out the window on the relevant morning, saw that it was stormy (not nice, as predicted by the weather forecast), and sarcastically said "What absolutely beautiful weather".
    The wife predicted nothing.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Is this gramatical?

    Hi Emsr2d2,

    I did not say that it was the wife who predicts nice weather. She is in a pretend-play, she is pretending to be a weather forecaster.

    Csika

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    Default Re: Is this gramatical?

    Quote Originally Posted by Csika View Post
    Hi Emsr2d2,

    I did not say that it was the wife who predicts nice weather. She is in a pretend-play, she is pretending to be a weather forecaster.

    Csika
    You said this in your first post:

    The complaining wife can also be seen simultaneously as a weather forecaster who predicts absolutely beautiful weather?
    I can't see any way of reading that other than a suggestion that it was wife who predicts nice weather. If you meant something else, then I have to ask you to re-word it.

    In your original post, you made no mention of anyone being in a play, or anyone pretending to be a weather forecaster. As usual, without the relevant context, we can't be expected to give appropriate answers.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    I think the problem is with "as" instead of "with."
    "I see you as a nice person" is very different from "I see you with a nice person."

    I believe the original should have been more like "We can see the wife at the same time we can see the forecaster (on TV)."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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