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    "working in a company claiming that"

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    "He says he is working in a company claiming that it is the best manufacturer in Shanghai."

    My friend asked me about this. He wanted to avoid saying "a company which claims...", so he chose to use "claiming" instead. His teacher said the sentence was ungrammatical.

    Is it really ungrammatical? And why?

    Thank you.

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    Re: "working in a company claiming that"

    It seems fine to me. With a comma, (''... in company, claiming...") it would seem that "he" claims it is the best manufacturer, but without it, it seems the company is making the claim.

    I do prefer "in a company that claims" to this formation because it removes any possible ambiguity, but I don't see this an ungrammatical.
    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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    Re: "working in a company claiming that"

    "Working for a company that claims to be the best..."

    That's how I would phrase it.

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