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    You will find plenty of other girls to reject you.
    You will find plenty of other girls who reject you.

    What is the difference between these two sentences?
    Thanks in advance!!!

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    #2

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    The first suggests that the behavior that causes the rejection is purposeful. The second does not.

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    #3

    Re: to/who

    Is it correct :you will find plenty of girls rejecting you.

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    #4

    Re: to/who

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: to/who

    any difference?

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    #6

    Re: to/who

    What is it you mean to say?

    Do you think this person is just a jerk who won't have success with women?

    It's hardly a very encouraging thing to say.
    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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    #7

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    I am asking grammar,no offence!

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    #8

    Re: to/who

    The grammar you use depends on exactly what you want to say. That is probably the intent of Barb's question.
    To me, your first sentence tends to imply that he is rejectable, while the second tends to imply that girls are a rejecting species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The grammar you use depends on exactly what you want to say. That is probably the intent of Barb's question.
    To me, your first sentence tends to imply that he is rejectable, while the second tends to imply that girls are a rejecting species.
    any difference:You will find plenty of girls rejecting you?

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    #10

    Re: to/who

    I think 'girls rejecting you' = 'girls who are rejecting you'.

    Not a teacher.

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