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    #1

    with my ex-wife

    Can one say:
    1-My adopted son with my ex-wife comes here every day.
    (Meaning: I and my ex-wife adopted him)

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    Re: with my ex-wife

    It sounds awkward. What about?

    My ex-wife and our adopted son come here every day.

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    Re: with my ex-wife

    Thanks a lot Cas,
    That wasn't what the sentence was supposed to mean.
    The sentence is supposed to mean:
    The son I and my ex-wife adopted (persumably when she was my wife) comes here every day.
    To tell you the truth, I think 1 is just wrong. I read something like that somewhere, but I don't think it works.

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    Re: with my ex-wife

    Hmm. It's wordy, but what about?

    My son, the one/whom my ex-wife and I adopted when we were married, comes here every day.

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    Re: with my ex-wife

    Thanks a lot Cas,
    That might be wordy, but it is clear and precise!

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    Re: with my ex-wife

    You're welcome.

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