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    Question passed

    Do you accept both of them?

    This university only admits students who have passed the exam with distinction.
    This university only admits students passed the exam with distinction.

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    #2

    Re: passed

    No.

    Only the first makes sense.

    Rover

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    Re: passed

    How about The university only admits students having passed the exam with distinction?

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    Re: passed

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    How about The university only admits students having passed the exam with distinction?
    To me, that sounds like it's the university that has passed the exam! Along the same lines as:

    I only go to work having had a shower.
    I only speak to people having established their names first.

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    Re: passed

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    To me, that sounds like it's the university that has passed the exam! Along the same lines as:

    I only go to work having had a shower.
    I only speak to people having established their names first.
    I did not think of this ambiguity but prefered the OP's first sentence anyway.

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    Re: passed

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    I did not think of this ambiguity but preferred the OP's first sentence anyway.
    I agree that the original first sentence was correct and sufficient.

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    Re: passed

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    How about The university only admits students having passed the exam with distinction?
    Is this acceptable to you?

    Only students having passed the exam with distinction are admitted into this university.

    Do you feel any wrong with this defining reduced clause?

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    Re: passed

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Is this acceptable to you?

    Only students having passed the exam with distinction are admitted into this university.

    Do you feel any wrong with this defining reduced clause?
    That's fine.

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    Re: passed

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Is this acceptable to you?

    Only students having passed the exam with distinction are admitted into this university. Nice try

    Do you feel any wrong with this defining reduced clause?
    You are quite right, Panicmonger.

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    Re: passed

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    That's fine.
    Thank you, bhaisahab

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