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    #1

    who- whose

    1. ''Tom became friends with the tenant whose air conditioner that he had fixed.''
    2. ''Tom became friends with the tenant who he had fixed his air conditioner.''

    Does the second sentence give the same meaning with the first one? If not, could you correct my second sentence please?
    Last edited by Gorkem Atay; 06-Aug-2014 at 16:14. Reason: adding 's'
    I have no English teacher, I try to improve my language on my own. Thanks for your help.

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    #2

    Re: who- whose

    Do you mean 'Tom became a friend of the tenant whose air conditioner had been fixed by him'?

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: who- whose

    I am not a teacher.

    Or, 'Tom became friends with the tenant whose air conditioner he had fixed.'

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    #4

    Re: who- whose

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean 'Tom became a friend of the tenant whose air conditioner had been fixed by him'?

    Not a teacher.
    Exactly. I think, my first sentence gives this meaning, but I am not sure about the second one...
    I have no English teacher, I try to improve my language on my own. Thanks for your help.

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    #5

    Re: who- whose

    I am not a teacher.

    The second one is wrong. I would change it to what I suggested in #3

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    #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    The second one is wrong. I would change it to what I suggested in #3
    Well, is the second one wrong in terms of grammar or isn't is useful.
    I have no English teacher, I try to improve my language on my own. Thanks for your help.

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    #7

    Re: who- whose

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorkem Atay View Post
    Well, is the second one wrong in terms of grammar or isn't is useful.
    Hello, Gorkem.
    Yes, it's grammatically incorrect and it's not useful, unfortunately.

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    #8

    Re: who- whose

    Is the following one grammatical?
    Tom became friends with the tenant for whom he had fixed the air conditioner.

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    #9

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    Hello, Matthew.
    I find your sentence perfectly grammatical.
    It sounds very formal to me, though.

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    #10

    Re: who- whose

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorkem Atay View Post
    1. ''Tom became friends with the tenant whose air conditioner that he had fixed.''
    Actually, the first sentence, as it stood, was also incorrect.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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