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    in a blue suit

    1) In the corner of the room there was another man, in a blue suit.
    2) I talked to another man, who was in a blue suit.
    3) I talked to another man who was in a blue suit.

    4) I talked to another man, in a blue suit.

    5) I talked to another man in a blue suit.


    I think '4' is saying that I was in a blue suit. Maybe it is ambiguous?

    Do '3' and '5' necessarily suggest that I had seen at least one other man in a blue suit before?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: in a blue suit

    None of them suggest that you were in a blue suit. The comma isn't necessary, and doesn't affect the meaning.
    5) "I talked to another man in a blue suit." By itself, this implies that you had previously talked to a man in a blue suit, not that you had seen a man in a blue suit before.

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