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    Hemingway's wives

    In GMAT, I saw one sentence:
    Hemingway's wives_____Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhom, and Mary Welsh_____were all strong and interesting women.


    Then I changed the sentence little:
    Hemingway's wives_____Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhom, and Mary Welsh_____all were strong and interesting women.


    I think the changed sentence is right and "all " is the appositive of "Hemingway's wives". However I don't know whether my thought is right.
    Please help me! Thanks a lot!
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    Re: Hemingway's wives

    Quote Originally Posted by dodonaomik View Post
    I think the changed sentence is right and "all " is the appositive of "Hemingway's wives". However I don't know whether my thought is right.
    Please help me! Thanks a lot!

    Now I think that in the changed sentence the word "all" can also be an adverb and modifies the predict "were". OK! Now I feel very puzzled.
    Last edited by dodonaomik; 22-Jan-2012 at 15:28.

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    Is the sentence right but not good?

    Please see the following sentence:
    Hemingway's wives————Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhom, and Mary Welsh————all were strong and interesting women.


    I think the sentence is right but not good because the word "all " may be an appositive of "Hemingway's wives" and the same time the word "all" can also be an adverb to modify the predict "were".



    However I am not sure that my idea is right, so I feel very puzzled. Please help me! Thanks a lot!

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