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    Is tense proper in the sentence?

    Here is the man whom I think committed suicide.

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    Re: Is tense proper in the sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nathesh2011 View Post
    Here is the man who I think committed suicide.
    Here is the man who, I think, committed suicide.

    Again, punctuation makes it easier.

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    Re: Is tense proper in the sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nathesh2011 View Post
    Here is the man whom I think committed suicide.

    REMINDER: NOT A TEACHER

    (1) I congratulate you on trying to use the word "whom." But I think that you have made

    a mistake that some native speakers also make.

    (2) Actually, the sentence is "Here is the man who committed suicide."

    (a) According to many books, the words "I think" are just a comment "thrown into"

    the sentence. They should be ignored in analysis.

    (3) I think the tenses are correct. A police officer might point to a corpse and say

    that sentence.

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