Hi, I'm doubtful whether both of these two sentences are grammatically acceptable:
(a) They are people who did not realize how close they were to success.
(b) They are people who did not realize how close to success they were.
Is sentence (b) also grammatically acceptable?
What about these two?
(c) I didn't realize how interested he was in magic.
(d) I didn't realize how interested in magic he was.
In terms of school grammar, I've been told sentences (a) and (c) only are correct.
I wonder, however, whether sentences (b) and (d) could be plausible spoken forms.
Please let me know.
Last edited by maydayman; 07-Jul-2010 at 12:14.