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    #1

    when you meet him

    Which are correct:

    1-He is a man that you admire when you meet.

    2-He is a man that, when you meet, you admire.

    3-He is a man that you admire when you meet him.

    4-He is a man that, when you meet him, you admire.

    5-He is a man that, when you meet him, you admire him.

    I think strictly speaking only 1 is correct, but I have the feeling that all but 2 are acceptable in informal English.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: when you meet him

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-He is a man that you admire when you meet.

    2-He is a man that, when you meet, you admire.

    3-He is a man that you admire when you meet him.

    4-He is a man that, when you meet him, you admire.

    5-He is a man that, when you meet him, you admire him.

    I think strictly speaking only 1 is correct, but I have the feeling that all but 2 are acceptable in informal English.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    In my opinion all are correct but #5.

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    Re: when you meet him

    Hello MikeNewYork,

    Wouldn't it be better if we reword it as follows;

    He is a man who(m) you would admire if you met him.

    PS:I couldn't make up my mind if "him" at the end of the sentence is redundant.

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    Re: when you meet him

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Hello MikeNewYork,

    Wouldn't it be better if we reword it as follows;

    He is a man who(m) you would admire if you met him.

    PS:I couldn't make up my mind if "him" at the end of the sentence is redundant.
    Yes, that would be better then #5. When you read #5, take out the part set off by commas. You are left with "He is a man that you admire him". Doesn't work.

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