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    Dear teachers.

    If (1) and (2) have the same meaning,
    I wonder if there are certain situations where one is better.

    (1), I like a tall man.
    (2), I like a man who is tall.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: tall

    These sentences mean the same. It would be better to use form (1) than form (2) in more complex sentences, especially when other adjectives or adverbials are involved:

    I like the tall man who is sitting in the corner.
    The tall man at the desk is my boss.

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