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    #1

    in the number you see...

    Hello.

    Would you read the following?

    1. In Japan, certainly you do not see people walking their dogs in the numbers you see in America or England.

    Which of the following does #1 mean?

    2. In Japan, certainly you do not see Japanese people walking their dogs in the numbers that you see in America or England.

    Or

    3. In Japan, certainly you do not see Japanese people walking their dogs in the numbers where / in which you see in America or England.

    If both are wrong, would you let me know the correct one?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

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    #2

    Re: in the number you see...

    1 is best, 2 is OK, 3 is wrong.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: in the number you see...

    I'm not quite sure I get your question and 2 & 3 seem to be sentences attempting to carry the same meaning, and I agree with Rover about which are correct.

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    #4

    Re: in the number you see...

    hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by yamyam View Post
    Hello.

    Would you read the following?

    1. In Japan, certainly you do not see people walking their dogs in the numbers you see in America or England.
    I'm sorry for poking my nose in your topic ... but I have a different question.
    Is the phrase "in the numbers" referring to dogs or to people ?
    Is there many dogs for a person or just many people with a dog or both ?

    Cheers

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    #5

    Re: in the number you see...

    '...in the numbers' refers to people, the direct object of the verb see.

    Rover

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