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    relative clauses

    Hello,
    I would like to ask about relative clauses.

    1)Shot on the head, the man died. (It is correct)
    a)The man died shot on the head.
    b)The man died being shot on the head.
    c)Not the man died shot on the head.
    d)The man died not shot on the head.
    e)The man died not being shot on the head.

    2)Having seen the accident, she became worried. (It is correct)
    f)She became worried having seen the accident.

    3)I don't want to meet a girl who didn't refuse to come here yesterday. (It is correct)
    g)I don't want to meet a girl not refusing to come here yesterday.

    Could you please check whether they are correct or not?
    Thank you
    Last edited by eliff; 19-Sep-2011 at 09:42.

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    Re: relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by eliff View Post
    1)Shot on in the head, the man died. (It is correct now)
    a)The man died, shot on in the head.
    b)The man died being shot on the head. This is a natural consequence of being shot in the head. The sentence is possible, but it sounds very amusing
    c)Not the man died shot on the head. X
    d)The man died not shot on the head. X
    e)The man died not being shot on in the head. Once again it is possible, but sounds very amusing. Most people die not being shot in the head. We don't normally comment on this.

    2)Having seen the accident, she became worried. (It is correct)
    f)She became worried, having seen the accident.

    3)I don't want to meet a girl who didn't refuse to come here yesterday. (It is correct) It is grammatically correct, though it seems a strange thing to say.
    g)I don't want to meet a girl not refusing to come here yesterday. X
    'Relative Clauses' is not a very helpful title for a thread that contains so few.

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