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    #1

    "from which you grow to"

    The circumstance is:
    I showed a photo to my daughter, this photo showed what my daughter looked like when she was still a little baby. I wanted to tell her that the baby in the photo had grown to a big girl now, and that big girl was you(my daughter).


    I said to her: "Look at the photo, at that time you were a little baby, who has grown to what you look like now."


    My question is whether I can say the above sentence like this:
    Look at the photo, at that time you were a little baby, from which you grew to what you look like now.

    thanks.
    Last edited by ridgemao; 05-May-2013 at 02:11.

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    #2

    Re: "from which you grow to"

    I think they are both acceptable. My personal preference is 2.

    However, they are run-on sentences. Your should divide them into two sentences.

    Look At the photo. At that time ...

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    #3

    Re: "from which you grow to"

    Try this: Look at this photo. That little baby grew up to be you!
    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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