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    #1

    some of those books

    Can one use:
    1) Some of those books I knew he had stolen.

    instead of:
    2) There were some of those books that I knew he had stolen.

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    #2

    Re: some of those books

    Why not say 'I knew he had stolen some of those books'?

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    #3

    Re: some of those books

    I have a feeling that that wouldn't be complicated enough for navi tasan, Rover.
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    #4

    Re: some of those books

    Thank you both very much.

    Well, let us say that I am exploring the twilight zone of the English language. It is a dimension beyond sight and sound, where grammar becomes a bit weird...

    Gratefully,
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    #5

    Re: some of those books

    I can imagine it being part of a dialogue like:

    Tom: Have you seen how many books Steve has?
    Bob: Yes. He's got hundreds.
    Tom: I don't know how he affords them on his salary.
    Bob: Well, between you and me, some of those books ... I know he stole!
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    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: some of those books

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I can imagine it being part of a dialogue like:

    Tom: Have you seen how many books Steve has?
    Bob: Yes. He's got hundreds.
    Tom: I don't know how he affords them on his salary.
    Bob: Well, between you and me, some of those books ... I know he stole!

    The weirdest dialogue ever.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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