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  1. kopi
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    double relaitve clauses

    Have you used double relative clauses before?
    The pretty girl who has braids and who is wearing a lustrous anorak is my daughter.
    Can I connect the relative clauses using 'and'?

    Have a nice day.Bye

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    Re: double relaitve clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by kopi View Post
    Have you used double relative clauses before?

    Can I connect the relative clauses using 'and'? You can, but native speakers would shorten the sentence. (omitting at least one "who")

    Have a nice day.Bye
    The pretty girl who has braids and who is wearing a lustrous anorak is my daughter.
    The pretty girl with braids and wearing a lustrous anorak is my daughter.

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    Re: double relaitve clauses

    You can shorten it further: The pretty girl with braids wearing a lustrous anorak
    (I would change lustrous to shiny or something similar)

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    Re: double relaitve clauses

    Or, to shorten it further:
    The pretty braided, lustrously-anorakked girl ...

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    Re: double relaitve clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can shorten it further: The pretty girl with braids wearing a lustrous anorak
    (I would change lustrous to shiny or something similar)
    But grammatically, in that sentence "wearing" modifies "braids". So in a different sentence with that kind of word order, confusion or hilarity could arise.
    I would keep the "and".

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