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    Is It An Error Or Ellipsis

    Dear Native English-speaking Teachers,

    I came across a sentence in an English text book which, I guess, may be an error in printing:

    "......, but there was one woman was disliked by everybody because she was always interfering in other people's business, ......"

    In my opinion, it should go like this:

    "......, but there was one woman who was disliked by everybody because she was always interfering in other people's business, ......"

    or

    "......, but there was one woman disliked by everybody because she was always interfering in other people's business, ......"

    What do you think about it?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Is It An Error Or Ellipsis

    Quote Originally Posted by SongYuxiang View Post
    Dear Native English-speaking Teachers,

    I came across a sentence in an English text book which, I guess, may be an error in printing:

    "......, but there was one woman was disliked by everybody because she was always interfering in other people's business, ......"

    In my opinion, it should go like this:

    "......, but there was one woman who was disliked by everybody because she was always interferring in other people's business, ......"

    or

    "......, but there was one woman disliked by everybody because she was always interferring in other people's business, ......"

    What do you think about it? I agree with you.

    Thank you in advance.
    2006

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