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    How could you marry her

    I am struggling to formulate this sentence in correct English. I imagine a scene in which John's mother is telling him off for marrying an uneducated woman. But I cannot express myself correctly. I do not know if it is correct to say " with so many well-educated women." The sentence is not part of a short story. It simply came up in my mind.

    "How could you marry her with so many well-educated women around you?" John's mother asked.

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    #2

    Re: How could you marry her

    Just drop the second you and you have a reasonably natural sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: How could you marry her

    GoesStation,

    These kinds of sentences cause me often problems, because I am struggling to think up a sentence which will sound correctly. Sometimes it is just a preposition or some other word which can change the whole structure or the meaning of the sentence.

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    Re: How could you marry her

    I don't have a problem with the original with the second "you".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: How could you marry her

    Some other possibilities are:

    "How could you marry her with so many well-educated women available?" John's mother asked.
    "How could you marry her with so many well-educated women to pick from?" John's mother asked.
    "How could you marry her with so many well-educated women to choose from?" John's mother asked.

    They're not necessarily any better, just more examples.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Jan-2017 at 23:00. Reason: Fixing typo.
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