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    I made a mistake. I am sorry. I unwittingly changed 6 while rewriting it (the new sentence is indeed correct).
    This is the original 6:
    6-The tall man won who had long hair.
    (I rewrote it: The tall man who won had long hair. Now this one is correct.)

    What do you think about the original 6 and also 12 and 13?

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    I made a mistake. I am sorry. I unwittingly changed 6 while rewriting it (the new sentence is indeed correct).
    This is the original 6:
    6-The tall man won who had long hair.
    (I rewrote it: The tall man who won had long hair. Now this one is correct.)

    What do you think about the original 6 and also 12 and 13?
    I still have a problem with the original 6 then.

    12 and 13 aren't too bad. :wink:

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    Thanks again.
    My theory sort of works. According to my theory, 6 shouldn't be correct, and you say it isn't.
    12 is a bit of a problem for my theory, but then again you see it as different to 6, which I suppose means you don't read it as a description of the man who won the race, but as a general rule. We aren't identifying the person, but saying what kind of person won.
    I think the structure works with:
    "people", "many", "those".

    14-Those managed to get the job done who had the necessary training.
    15-People have read this book who don't have the necessary knowledge to understand it.
    16-Many have left who have never come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Thanks again.
    My theory sort of works. According to my theory, 6 shouldn't be correct, and you say it isn't.
    12 is a bit of a problem for my theory, but then again you see it as different to 6, which I suppose means you don't read it as a description of the man who won the race, but as a general rule. We aren't identifying the person, but saying what kind of person won.
    I think the structure works with:
    "people", "many", "those".

    14-Those managed to get the job done who had the necessary training.
    15-People have read this book who don't have the necessary knowledge to understand it.
    16-Many have left who have never come back.
    As I said, you have something there. :wink:

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