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    a man arrested

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) It was a man arrested last night, not a woman.

    2) It was not a woman, but a man arrested last night.
    The person who was arrested last night was a man, not a woman.

    3) It was a man arrested, not a woman.

    4) It was not a woman, but a man arrested.
    The person who was arrested was a man, not a woman.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: a man arrested

    They all seem correct and natural to me. 1) and 2) seem preferable to 3) and 4), but only because they have a little more context.

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