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    #1

    a man you saw, the man you saw

    I wonder which sentence is correct.

    As far as I know, ' the ' is "a definite" used to modify 'noun'
    In these sentences, 'whom you met yesterday' defines 'woman'.
    So I think 'the', a definite, should be put in front of woman, not 'a'.
    Am I wrong?
    Please help me out!

    1. The man wants to see a woman whom you met yesterday.
    2. The man wants to see the woman whom you met yesterday.

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    #2

    Re: a man you saw, the man you saw

    1. The man wants to see a woman whom you met yesterday.
    'You met several women yesterday and the man wants to meet one of them.'

    2. The man wants to see the woman whom you met yesterday.
    'You met a woman yesterday and the man wants to see her.'

    Rover

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