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    #1

    Tom was a person whom every girl sought.

    "Tom was very handsom. He was a person whom every girl sought."

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Tom was a person whom every girl sought.

    It should be handsome.

    Sought after is better than sought.

    Tom was very handsome. He was very much sought after by all the girls.
    I am not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: Tom was a person whom every girl sought.

    Tom was a very handsome guy sought after by all girls.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Tom was a person whom every girl sought.

    No, Matthew — '...by all the girls'.

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    #5

    Re: Tom was a person whom every girl sought.

    I do not quite understand why you insist on writing "the girls". Could you please explain to me the use of "the" in the sentence above?
    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.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: Tom was a person whom every girl sought.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I do not quite understand why you insist on writing "the girls".
    Neither do I, but I guess it refers to a specific group of girls.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Tom was a person whom every girl sought.

    "All girls" suggests every girl on the planet. "All the girls" is closer to "all the girls who meet him". That is a specific group of girls so the article is required.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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