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    Is the sentence okay?

    I soon dug out the photo I'd taken with Mr.Chen two years before.

    "I'd taken with Mr.Chen" referred to that "Mr.Chen and I were in the photo", which might be taken by an automatic camera or by someone else.

    But I don't know whether I've used "I'd taken with Mr.Chen" properly to express what I wanted to express.

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    Yes, it's OK-- normally it only requires one person to take a picture, so the reader understands that 'Mr. Chen and I' are both in the photograph.

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    Wow, every road leads to Rome

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    Re: Photo

    I soon dug out the photo I'd taken with Mr.Chen two years before.


    I think this is what you want to express:

    "I dug out the photo of Mr. Chen and I taken two years before."

    But I don't know if my version is correct in grammar, and any opinions from
    teachers will be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by pamir
    I soon dug out the photo I'd taken with Mr.Chen two years before.


    I think this is what you want to express:

    "I dug out the photo of Mr. Chen and I taken two years before."

    But I don't know if my version is correct in grammar, and any opinions from
    teachers will be appreciated. Thanks!
    Change and to that or which. However, this suggests that only Mr Chen is in the photo.

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