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    Jocob is the one to stitch you back up again

    Dear Teachers,
    Can we use the phrases in red below in the same context.

    1.Jocob is the one to stitch you back up again.
    2.Jacob is the one that will stitch you back you again.

    Thanks so much.

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    Re: Jocob is the one to stitch you back up again

    Both sentences are grammatical, but what - exactly - do you mean by "in the same context"?
    My initial reaction is that these sentences would be employed under different circumstances.

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    Re: Jocob is the one to stitch you back up again

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    2.Jacob is the one that will stitch you back you again..
    This is one of those rare occasions when I don't agree with JohnParis. That one is not correct at all.

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    Re: Jocob is the one to stitch you back up again

    And for good cause, 5jj. You are correct.
    I misread the sentence and did not see the second "you".
    "Jacob is the one that will stitch you back up again" would be acceptable.
    Sorry, I was wrong.

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    Re: Jocob is the one to stitch you back up again

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    And for good cause, 5jj. You are correct.
    I misread the sentence and did not see the second "you".
    "Jacob is the one that will stitch you back up again" would be acceptable.
    Sorry, I was wrong.
    That's what I meant, JohnParis. Sorry, typo-error.

    Let me give you a context.

    Regular customer. Who is going to fix my computer?
    Helpdesk Agent: Peter is the one to fix it. (Answer 1)
    Helpdesk Agent: Peter is the one who will fix it.(Answer 2)

    Which answer is more appropriate?

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    Re: Jocob is the one to stitch you back up again

    Answer 2.
    However, the sentence is a bit awkward.

    Why not simply say:
    Regular customer. Who is going to fix my computer?
    Help-desk Agent: Peter will fix it.

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    Re: Jocob is the one to stitch you back up again

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    That's what I meant, JohnParis. Sorry, typo-error.

    Let me give you a context.

    Regular customer. Who is going to fix my computer?
    Helpdesk Agent: Peter is the one to fix it. (Answer 1)
    Helpdesk Agent: Peter is the one who will fix it.(Answer 2)

    Which answer is more appropriate?
    To me, 1 means that Peter is the most appropriate person to fix it. 2 means that Peter will fix it.
    However, the most appropriate person is not always the one who does something.
    "Well, Peter's the one to fix that type of thing. But he's away, so Paul will fix it."

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