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    Smile Word order!

    Could you tell me if the sentence can be with this word order?
    "I think lazy is every teenager what I know."
    I would correct it to:
    I think every teenager whom I know is lazy. But I am not sure about the "what" too.
    Thank you for the help!
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    Re: Word order!

    It's wrong with 'what'.

    It's OK with 'whom' but better with nothing:

    'Every teenager I know is lazy.'

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    Re: Word order!

    "I think lazy is every teenager what I know." Even without "what", this is not acceptable.

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    Re: Word order!

    Maybe Yoda could get away with it. He'd probably say "Lazy every teenager I know is," though.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Jan-2013 at 22:05. Reason: typos
    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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