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    make an offer to someone that SV or make someone an offer that SV

    Hi, teachers
    Grammar is always difficult.
    In the next sentence, which is better? #1 or #2? Is there any difference in meaning between #1 and #2?

    1. Before the competition, the judges make an offer to Bethany that she can start five minutes earlier than the other surfers.
    2. Before the competition, the judges make Bethany an offer that she can start five minutes earlier than the other surfers.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: make an offer to someone that SV or make someone an offer that SV

    They mean the same. I'd use #2 because it places the relative clause ("that she can start ...") closer to it's referent, 'offer'.

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    Re: make an offer to someone that SV or make someone an offer that SV

    Thanks for the clear answer.

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