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    aysaa is offline Senior Member
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    reduction of relative clauses

    Hello,

    -I don't want to date with a girl not beautiful.
    -A Girl Not Named Sybil.

    Can we reduce the relative clauses in this way with ''not''?

    Thanks.

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    Re: reduction of relative clauses

    The second is not very natural. The first is simply not English.

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