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    #1

    gender problem

    Dear teachers...

    Does the second sentence read better than the first one?

    1) He was spotted leaving a cheap motel accompanied with a person who only a DNA test could tell the gender.

    2) He was caught coming out of a cheap motel accompanied with a person whose gender could only be revealed by a DNA test.


    Thanks

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    Re: gender problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Does the second sentence read better than the first one?

    1) He was spotted leaving a cheap motel accompanied with a person who only a DNA test could tell the gender.

    2) He was caught coming out of a cheap motel accompanied
    with by a person whose gender could only be revealed only by a DNA test.
    Now it does. The first sentence is not acceptable English.

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    Re: gender problem

    The second sentence is correct. The first sentence is ungrammatical.

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