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    #1

    Wink who gave/was

    Hi there!

    I know that the first sentence is grammatically correct. However, the second sentence sounds odd. Do you agree ..?

    1- The nurse who gave me blood was nice.
    2- The nurse who was nice gave me blood.

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: who gave/was

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Hi there!

    I know that the first sentence is grammatically correct. However, the second sentence sounds odd. Do you agree ..?

    1- The nurse who gave me blood was nice.
    2- The nurse, who was nice, gave me blood.

    Thanks in advance

    #2 is OK with the commas, but it's true that #1 is more natural.

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    Re: who gave/was

    Thanks for the quick reply and for your kindness as well.

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    Re: who gave/was

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Hi there!

    I know that the first sentence is grammatically correct. However, the second sentence sounds odd. Do you agree ..?

    1- The nurse who gave me blood was nice.
    2- The nurse who was nice gave me blood.

    Thanks in advance

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I think that your second sentence would be correct in this

    situation:

    You and Martha, your sister, went to a hospital yesterday. You and

    Martha met three nurses. Two were mean; one was nice. You and

    Martha did not learn the three nurses' names. Today you went to the

    hospital alone to get some blood. When you returned home, Martha

    asked:

    Which nurse gave you blood?

    You answered:

    The nurse who was nice gave me blood.

    (I think that many native speakers would also accept:

    The nurse that was nice gave me blood.)


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

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