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    #1

    I need anyone (who is) able to

    Hi,

    - I need anyone able to speak English frequently.

    I would like to ask if the sentence above is OK without 'who is' adter anyone or not.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I need anyone (who is) able to

    Yes, you can omit "who is".

    However, it doesn't make sense. Look at "frequently". Is the person looking for "people who can speak English frequently"? If so, that's a strange request. People don't have the ability to do something frequently. They have the ability to do something and then they either do it frequently or they don't. Or does "frequently" refer back to "need"? Frequently, I need anyone able to speak English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I need anyone (who is) able to

    'Speak English fluently' makes more sense.

    Not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: I need anyone (who is) able to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, you can omit "who is".

    However, it doesn't make sense. Look at "frequently". Is the person looking for "people who can speak English frequently"? If so, that's a strange request. People don't have the ability to do something frequently. They have the ability to do something and then they either do it frequently or they don't. Or does "frequently" refer back to "need"? Frequently, I need anyone able to speak English.
    It should have been 'fluently'. Sorry for that.

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    #5

    Re: I need anyone (who is) able to

    I'd use someone rather than anyone without further context.

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