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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    I once saw someone who had committed suicide.

    Is the above sentence correct in every aspect?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Is sentence correct?

    There is some ambiguity because of the word "had". Remove it and logically it tells me plainly that you once saw someone committing suicide.

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    Default Re: Is sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I once saw someone who had committed suicide.

    Is the above sentence correct in every aspect?

    Many thanks in advance.
    It is fine, both grammatically and syntactically.

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    Many thanks, Anglika.

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    Default Re: Is sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I once saw someone who had committed suicide.

    Is the above sentence correct in every aspect?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Because of had my poor english understanding understands that you saw someone dead (maybe at the burial or in the hospital) after he/she has committed suicide.

    Please someone make it clear to me.

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    Correct. The person is dead, having committed suicide.

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