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    one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    Hello again!

    He inspires me to try my hardest//and I think Iím probably one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy.

    Does one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy mean one of the luckiest people who is married to Tommy or one of the luckiest people who married Tommy?

    I used who is married to Tommy not who are married to Tommy because I think that the word "one" applies to Tommy, not "the luckiest people".

    Thank you.

    The sentence is borrowed from another forum.

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    Re: one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello again!

    He inspires me to try my hardest//and I think I’m probably one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy.

    Does one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy mean one of the luckiest people who is married to Tommy or one of the luckiest people who married Tommy?

    I used who is married to Tommy not who are married to Tommy because I think that the word "one" applies to Tommy, not "the luckiest people".

    Thank you.

    The sentence is borrowed from another forum.
    "He inspires me to try my hardest//and I think I’m probably one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy."
    This is an unnatural and confusing sentence. Who wrote it?

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    Re: one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    As I said, I took it from another forum whose member I am not. I found the sentence by accident. It was written in the form of a footnote. Does my understanding make sense?

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    Re: one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    As I said, I took it from another forum whose member I am not. I found the sentence by accident. It was written in the form of a footnote. Does my understanding make sense?
    No it doesn't, but the sentence doesn't make sense anyway.

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    Re: one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    I can only assume that what they meant was something like "Tommy inspires me to try my hardest and being married to him makes me one of the luckiest people alive".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    Maybe author meant the following:

    I’m probably the luckiest person to be married to Tommy = I’m probably the luckiest person because of being married to Tommy.

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    Re: one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Maybe author meant the following:

    I’m probably the luckiest person to be married to Tommy = I’m probably the luckiest person because of being married to Tommy.
    The problem with "I'm probably the luckiest person to be married to Tommy" is that it suggests that several people are currently married to Tommy and that you are the luckiest one of those people.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    Yes, I know that. I think Bhaisahab meant this when he said that my understanding is wrong. In fact, I think one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy means the same as one of the luckiest people who is married to Tommy or one of the luckiest people who married Tommy from a grammatical or linguistic point of view. It doesn't make sense logically.
    As you said, it is impossible for several people to be married to Tommy
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    Re: one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Yes, I know that. I think Bhaisahab meant this when he said that my understanding is wrong. In fact, I think one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy means the same as one of the luckiest people who is married to Tommy or one of the luckiest people who married Tommy from a grammatical or linguistic point of view. It doesn't make sense logically.
    As you said, it is impossible for several people to be married to Tommy
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    It's not impossible. Bigamy is legal in several countries. I can't see much point in commenting on whether a means b or a means c etc when the original sentence doesn't make sense logically. If it doesn't make sense, then it doesn't mean anything.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: one of the luckiest people// to be married to Tommy - meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Maybe author meant the following:

    I’m probably the luckiest person to be married to Tommy = I’m probably the luckiest person because of being married to Tommy.
    Yes, that is what was meant. She's lucky to be married to such a wonderful man.

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