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    Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    The girl who kicked the boy cried.

    Hello, teachers, Who cried the girl or the boy? Thank you!

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    Re: Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    The girl who kicked the boy cried.

    Hello, teachers, Who cried the girl or the boy? Thank you!
    Is this some puzzle to test us?

    Try answering first.

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    Re: Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    The girl did.

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    Re: Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    The girl who kicked the boy cried.

    Hello, teachers, Who cried the girl or the boy? Thank you!

    Please try to answer the questions yourself fist and give your reasons for the answer.

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    Re: Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    The girl did.

    The girl kicked the boy, Why did she cry? I am really confused with that.

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    Re: Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Please try to answer the questions yourself fist and give your reasons for the answer.

    Hello, Tdol teacher , I think the girl kicked the boy, so the boy cried. But if I understand like that, the structure may be wrong. What do you think?

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    Re: Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    Here is what you wrote:

    The girl who kicked the boy cried.

    The girl [who kicked the boy] cried.

    The girl cried.

    If the boy cried, then you need to write:

    The girl kicked the boy who then cried.

    "The girl kicked the boy who cried" is ambiguous. It could mean the boy was crying before he was kicked. It could mean he cried afterwards. That's why I added "then" to indicate the boy's crying happened after he was kicked.

    There is nothing else in your original sentence to indicate why the girl cried. But that is what the sentence says.

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    Re: Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Shouldn't we use two commas?
    The girl, who kicked the boy, cried.

    We are talking about one specific girl.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Shouldn't we use two commas?
    The girl, who kicked the boy, cried.

    We are talking about one specific girl.

    Cheers!
    No, there is no need for the commas.

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    Re: Hello,teachers!Who cried?

    Thank you!

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