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    Transformation of sentence

    I received a telephone call last night. It was from my English teacher.

    Which of the following sentences is the correct version when the above sentence is reported?

    The answer provided is as follows:

    I received a telephone call last night that was from my English teacher.

    I feel that the answer is not correct and should be as follows, Please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.


    I received a telephone call that was from my English teacher last night.

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I received a telephone call last night. It was from my English teacher.

    Which of the following sentences is the correct version when the above sentence is reported?

    The answer provided is as follows:

    I received a telephone call last night that was from my English teacher.

    I feel that the answer is not correct and should be as follows, Please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.


    I received a telephone call that was from my English teacher last night.
    "I received a telephone call that was from my English teacher last night."
    "I received a telephone call last nightthat was from my English teacher."
    This is an example where ellipsis actually makes a sentence clearer.

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