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    evasive in a sentence

    The manager found his responses to many of his questions at the interview to be evasive.

    Is this sentence OK?

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    Re: evasive in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    The manager found his responses to many of his questions at the interview to be evasive.

    Is this sentence OK?
    Grammatically, yes, it's correct.
    However, all the little prepositions and infinitives make it somewhat difficult to follow, and the use of "his" to refer to two different people is confusing. It would be more clear if you placed the adjective closer to the noun it modifies ("responses"); also, "to be" isn't required.

    Here's my suggestion:
    At the interview, the manager found his responses to many of his the questions (to be) evasive.

    Or this:
    At the interview, the manager found many of his responses to his questions to be evasive. [The words "interview" and "responses" imply that there were questions... But this is a matter of style, not grammar!]

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