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    man/women/person

    How are you.

    I'd like to know which is more natural.

    1, I'd like to marry a tall person.
    2, I'd like to marry a person who is tall.
    3, I'd like to marry a tall man/woman.
    4, I'd like to marry a man/woman who is tall.
    5, I'd like to marry someone tall.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: man/women/person

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    How are you.

    I'd like to know which is more natural.

    1, I'd like to marry a tall person.
    2, I'd like to marry a person who is tall.
    3, I'd like to marry a tall man/woman.
    4, I'd like to marry a man/woman who is tall.
    5, I'd like to marry someone tall.

    Have a nice day.
    Well, they all sound 'natural' to me. There's also,

    I'd like to marry someone who's tall. (Spoken English)
    I'd like to marry someone who is tall. (Written English)

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: man/women/person

    'I'd like to marry a person who's tall' suggests to me that the gender isn't important- most know whether they want to marry a man or a woman.

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