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    Every Day by David Levithan

    This novels tells about a person who has never had his/her own body hence he/she wakes up in a different body every day.

    The following sentence sounds weird and wrong to me:

    "He or she doen't know anything aboutthe person who he or she is in."

    Isn't it wrong?

    I guess a more correct version of this could be:

    "He or she doesn't know anything about the person in whose body her or she is"

    Thanks in advance for your help

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    Re: Every Day by David Levithan

    No, it's not wrong, it's grammatical and the meaning is clear. You could argue that you don't like the style of writing, but that's not the same as it being wrong. That's the way the author chose to write it.
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    Re: Every Day by David Levithan

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's not wrong, it's grammatical and the meaning is clear. You could argue that you don't like the style of writing, but that's not the same as it being wrong. That's the way the author chose to write it.
    By the way, I take it with "author" you do not mean David Levithan himself. You surely mean the person who wrote this sentence, which I thought it was wrong.

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    Re: Every Day by David Levithan

    Your title suggests the 'Every Day' is the title of a novel by David Levithan.

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    Re: Every Day by David Levithan

    Well, I quoted the book just to say what is is about. In fact I explained in a very short sentence that the novel tells about a person who has never had his/her own body hence he/she wakes up in a different body every day.

    Somebody was supposed to write a text about this novel and the sentece I posted here sounds weird/wrong to me.
    That is why I asked whether it is correct or not.
    But this sentece is not part of the book, so it was not written by David Levithan.


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    Re: Every Day by David Levithan

    Your title gave us no idea what the thread was about. In future please remember this, from the forum guidelines: Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.

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