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    #1

    The policeman who wasn't very friendly.

    Hello, teachers.

    I have a question.

    "The policeman who stopped our car wasn't very kind" is the correct answer by book.

    But I think "The policeman who wasn't very kind stopped our car" can be correct answer.

    I want check it, but i don't have a teacher.

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    #2

    Re: The policeman who wasn't very friendly.

    I prefer the first.

    If you want to use the second, I suggest commas before "who" and after "kind".

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    #3

    Re: The policeman who wasn't very friendly.

    Quote Originally Posted by chingchangchong View Post
    Hello, teachers. Unnecessary.

    I have a question. Unnecessary.

    "The policeman who stopped our car wasn't very kind" is the correct answer in my book.

    But I think "The policeman who wasn't very kind stopped our car" can be the correct answer.

    I want to check it, but I don't have a teacher.
    I agree with Mike.

    Always
    capitalise 'I'.

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    #4

    Re: The policeman who wasn't very friendly.

    Can the second one be rewritten as 'The not-so-kind policeman stopped our car'?

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    #5

    Re: The policeman who wasn't very friendly.

    It's difficult to tell without knowing the question, but my suspicion is that 2. is not a correct answer.
    "Which policeman stopped your car?" can be answered by 2, but not 1.
    "What was the policeman like who stopped your car?" can be answered by 1, but not 2.

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    Re: The policeman who wasn't very friendly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Can the second one be rewritten as 'The not-so-kind policeman stopped our car'?
    Not naturally, no. Apart from "not-so-kind" not being all that common, it also sounds as if there was at least one other policeman there, and that he was kind.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The policeman who wasn't very friendly.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    it also sounds as if there was at least one other policeman there, and that he was kind.
    Does the following not sound so? 'The' is replaced with 'A'.
    'A not-so-kind policeman stopped our car.'

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