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    Which is correct:
    1-I am thinking about the man yesterday.
    2-I an thinking about the man from yesterday.
    (A man that I saw yesterday.)

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    I don't know if it's appropriate for a non-teacher to post replies, but I would say "I'm thinking about the man I saw yesterday".
    Maybe I'm wrong and a teacher will kill two birds with one stone

    FRC

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    Thank you, Francois,

    I don't think it is necessary to be a teacher to answer grammar questions on forums, but I do think it is better if one is a native speaker. In general, native speakers don't make grammatical mistakes. There are some non-native speakers who are as good, or maybe even better than the average native speaker, but I personally can't tell how good a non-native speaker is. So I prefer to ask native speakers, just to be sure.
    If you are a native speaker, don't worry about not being a teacher. If you aren't a native speaker, then maybe we'll both learn something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Which is correct:
    1-I am thinking about the man yesterday.
    2-I am thinking about the man from yesterday.
    (A man that I saw yesterday.)
    I agree with F. :D

    Let's try some context: :D

    Curtis: Who should we hire for the position?
    Rod: I'm not sure. We've seen at least 12 people this week alone.
    Sue: What about the applicant with marketing experience?
    Rod: Do you mean the person we interviewed after lunch?
    Sue: No. I'm thinking about the man from this morning. :D

    All the best,

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    Thanks Casiopea,

    So "the man from this morning" is correct. In this case you wouldn't say "the man this morning".

    3-The man from this morning is suitable for the position.

    Now, I have a second question.

    Is this sentence correct:
    4-The police officer this morning was a kind man.

    I don't think we can say "from this morning" here, but I am not sure.

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