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    #1

    When Betty met Sue, ..... .

    When Betty met Sue, ..... .

    1. she was a student at Standford
    2. sue was a student at Standford
    3. she is a student at Standford
    4. as Standford she was a student


    I'd choose no.1. However the answer key says no.2. Can we use two "Sue"? I think it's redundant! Please correct me if I'm wrong!

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    #2

    Re: When Betty met Sue, ..... .

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    They both look correct to me. Also, there should be no "d" in Stanford, assuming we're talking about Stanford University.

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    #3

    Re: When Betty met Sue, ..... .

    Well... there is ONE d.

    The second one avoids ambiguity. With the first one, which one of them as at Stanford?

    It it were "When Michael met Sue, she was..." it would be clear because there is only one female antecedent.
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    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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    #4

    Re: When Betty met Sue, ..... .

    What do you mean there is ONE d Barb? I didn't understand what the correct answer is from your point of view!

    Thanks!

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    #5

    Re: When Betty met Sue, ..... .

    Your original said "Sandford."
    Vik said "There should be no d in Sanford."

    I was pointing out that Sanford has one D (but not two.)
    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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    #6

    Re: When Betty met Sue, ..... .

    So, in you opinion, no.2 is the correct one here. Right?

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    #7

    Re: When Betty met Sue, ..... .

    That's what Barb suggested in post #3.

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