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    Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of Burma's independence hero General Aung San, studied in the UK at Oxford University.
    You can write the above. I know it is correct.

    Aung San Suu Kyi studied in the UK at Oxford University.
    You can write the above. I know it is correct.



    Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of Burma's independence hero General Aung San, studied in the UK at Oxford University and met her husband, academic Michael Aris.
    Can you write the above?

    Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of Burma's independence hero General Aung San, studied in the UK at Oxford University and met her husband, academic Michael Aris, there.
    Can you write the above?

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    (1) She studied at Oxford and met her husband.

    (2) She studied at Oxford and met her husband there.

    I think that "everyone" would agree that No. 2 is proper English and makes sense.

    I think that No. 1 would be ambiguous in isolation but OK in context:

    While in England, she studied at Oxford and met her husband.

    (Without "there," it could mean that she had met the guy at a place which was other than Oxford.)

    On the other hand:

    "While in England, she studied at Oxford and met her husband there" could be interpreted as having met the guy either at Oxford or some other place in England.

    To avoid ambiguity, you may need to recast your sentence:


    While in England, she studied at Oxford, where she also met her husband.

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    Re: There

    Yes, #1 seems unfinished.

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    Re: There

    I am thanking everybody.

    She studied at Oxford and met her husband who was studying/teaching at Oxford.

    She studied at Oxford and met her husband who was studying/teaching there.


    I believes both of my setences mean she got hold of her husband while at Oxford.
    Please tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    I am thanking everybody.

    She studied at Oxford and met her husband who was studying/teaching at Oxford.
    She studied at Oxford and met her husband who was studying/teaching there.


    I believes both of my sentences mean she got hold of her husband while at Oxford.
    They both mean that she made the acquaintance of her future husband while they were both at Oxford. 'Got hold of' sounds rather sinister.

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