Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Nicolah10 is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2

    What should i say ?

    1.One day, he meets Jamie, a girl who will (?) change his life.
    2.One day, he met Jamie,a girl who will change his life.

    (I write a review)

  2. #2
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    61,365

    Re: What should i say ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolah10 View Post
    1.One day, he meets Jamie, a girl who will (?) change his life.
    2.One day, he met Jamie,a girl who will change his life.

    (I write a review)
    Usually, when reviewing a book or a film, the present tense is used so Sentence 1 works better for me. However, I think I would probably say:

    One day, he meets Jamie, a girl who goes on to change his life.
    One day, he meets Jamie, a girl who is destined to change his life.
    One day, he meets Jamie, a girl who changes his life.

  3. #3
    euncu's Avatar
    euncu is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,325

    Re: What should i say ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolah10 View Post
    2.One day, he met Jamie,a girl who will would change his life.
    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

  4. #4
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    61,365

    Re: What should i say ?

    By the way, in the UK at least, Jamie is a boy's name (abbreviation of James - well, not really an abbreviation as it has the same number of letters!) There is a female version, which is pronounced exactly the same but is spelt Jaime.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •