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    #1

    Try as she might

    Would you please take a look at my sentence and correct my mistakes.

    Try as she might, Anna could not remember who it was who introduced her the first time to her future husband.

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    Re: Try as she might

    It's grammatically acceptable as it is, but you do not need 'the first time' with 'introduce'.
    Last edited by Piscean; 19-Jul-2015 at 21:46.

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    #3

    Re: Try as she might

    I am not a teacher.

    I would prefer, '…who it was that introduced her…'

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    #4

    Re: Try as she might

    I prefer "who introduced her to her future husband".

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    #5

    Re: Try as she might

    I suppose it's possible someone introduced them earlier in their lives, and then they went their separate ways, and years later met up again, only later realizing they had met before.

    ("I think my friend Mable introduced us at a party at her friend John's place back in 1988... does that ring a bell?"
    "Oh, why yes!I, but if you'd asked me who introduced us the first time, I couldn't have told you! But now that you mention it, it was Mary - she was dating Peter, my roommate.")

    However, this is not likely. So I do agree with "introduced us the first time" probably not being the best phrasing.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 19-Jul-2015 at 19:06.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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