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    #1

    The running girl is my daughter. or The girl running is my daughter.

    See the three kids out out there on the field?
    1. The running girl is my daughter.
    2. The girl running is my daughter.

    In this situation, which is possible? And what is the difference between two?
    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: The running girl is my daughter. or The girl running is my daughter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshihiro_1 View Post
    See the three kids out out there on the field?
    1. The running girl is my daughter.
    2. The girl running is my daughter.

    In this situation, which is possible? And what is the difference between two?
    Thank you in advance.
    They are both possible.

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    #3

    Re: The running girl is my daughter. or The girl running is my daughter.

    I agree both are possible, but to my ear, the second one is far more natural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The running girl is my daughter. or The girl running is my daughter.

    I was taught from the web that 2.(The girl running is my daughter) implies that there is/are other girl/girls (who is/are not running) on the field but 1.(The running girl is my daughter) doesn't.
    Is it correct?

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