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    #1

    strange sentence

    "She had been distraught after the suicide of a fellow actor she was rumored to have pressured about a loan, police said."

    1).Please explain the grammatical structure of this sentence. Especially, the addition of "she was rumored to have pressured about a loan, police said." to this sentence makes it too much complicated.

    2) What is the difference if I have this way?

    "She had been distraught after the suicide of a fellow actor who was rumored to have been pressured by her about the loan."

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: strange sentence

    Your rephrasing is an improvement on the original, in my opinion, but you still need to include 'police said' or something similar somewhere, to make it clear where the statement originated.

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    Please note that a better title would have been She had been distraught.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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