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    #1

    who do you know who lives like that?

    But who do you know who lives like that?
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    Is the above sentence acceptable?
    Last edited by sitifan; 19-Dec-2015 at 13:51.
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    #2

    Re: who do you know who lives like that?

    Sure. What do you think is wrong with it?

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    #3

    Re: who do you know who lives like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Sure. What do you think is wrong with it?
    I am a Taiwanese teacher of English. In Taiwan, most if not all grammar books say that to avoid repetition the relative pronoun who cannot be used in a question that contains the interrogative pronoun who.
    Who is the man who is playing ball over there? (incorrect)
    Who is the man that is playing ball over there? (correct)
    So I think the quoted question should be rewritten as: Who do you know (that) lives like that?
    Last edited by sitifan; 19-Dec-2015 at 15:01.
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    #4

    Re: who do you know who lives like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Who is the man who is playing ball over there? (incorrect)
    Who is the man who is playing ball over there? (correct)
    Should 'who' be replaced with 'that'?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: who do you know who lives like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Should 'who' be replaced with 'that'?
    Yes.
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    #6

    Re: who do you know who lives like that?

    You can use 'that' if you want to. But the sentence with 'who' is quite normal.

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    Re: who do you know who lives like that?

    1. Who is the man who is playing ball over there?
    2. Who do you know lives like that?
    Are the above sentences acceptable to native speakers?
    Last edited by sitifan; 20-Dec-2015 at 03:43.
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    #8

    Re: who do you know who lives like that?

    Did you type the second sentence correctly, sitifan?


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    #9

    Re: who do you know who lives like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. Who is the man who is playing ball over there?
    2. Who do know lives like that?
    Are the above sentences acceptable to native speakers?
    1. The first one is fine, but you could also say: "Who is that man playing ball over there?"
    2. There are a couple of words missing. (The original is fine.)
    3. Yes.

    I do not understand that rule. What if I have "I" two times in one sentence? What am I supposed to replace one of them with?

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    #10

    Re: who do you know who lives like that?

    For me:

    Who is the man playing basketball over there? and natural.
    Who is the man over there playing basketball? and natural.
    Who is the man who is playing basketball over there? but a little repetitious.
    Who is the man that is playing basketball over there? I dislike the use of "that". I always use "who" after reference to a person.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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