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  1. Banned
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    Thumbs up saved her parents / her saved parents

    Alex: "Well, you know how you are when you're on vacation. You're so carefree; you never expect anything serious to happen to you. I still keep thinking about all the stories of those tourists who were on vacation in Asia when that monster tsunami hit. Well, actually, the first story on that show was about that. There was this girl from England. Umm... Tilly Smith...."

    Jennifer: "What happened to her?

    Alex: "Well, here's this ten-year-old girl who, like, saved her parents and dozens of other people who were all on the beach in Phuket....in Thailand, because she'd learned about tsunami in school.

    Hi,

    Can I change the word order of the blue part into this "her saved parents" or not?

    Thank you.

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    Re: saved her parents / her saved parents

    Let me ask you this:
    If the sentences were "There was a girl who washed her clothes" would you think you could say "There was a girl who her washed clothes"?
    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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    #3

    Re: saved her parents / her saved parents

    What part of speech is saved in the original sentence?

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    #4

    Re: saved her parents / her saved parents

    You know why I asked such a funny question? Because the previous word "Like" had made me confused and I had doubt on the
    role of the "saved her parents".
    If there weren't "like" I would never ask such a funny question. I thought that the word "like" was a preposition or a verb something like that. Consequently I decided to ask such a simple question. I didn't know that the word "like" was a pointless filler in there.

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    #5

    Re: saved her parents / her saved parents

    It is a filler, which is why it has the commas around it.

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