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  1. Newbie
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    Red face weird guy that has driven us

    Hi, i just want to know whether my sentences are grammatically correct.

    "The guy whom i called weird had driven us"
    "I called a guy who had driven us weird"
    "I have been working hard since march, so please increase my wage"

    Thanks for checking their correctness, jurgoos8.

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    #2

    Re: weird guy that has driven us

    Quote Originally Posted by jurgoos8 View Post
    Hi, i just want to know whether my sentences are grammatically correct.

    "The guy whom I called weird had driven us."

    "I called a guy who had driven us weird."

    Both are grammatical. The second is more natural. The first is awkward.

    They have slightly different meanings. In the first, you called him weird before he drove you. In the second, you probably called him weird after he drove you.



    "I have been working hard since March, so please give me a raise."

    Thanks for checking ​them. jurgoos8.
    Hi, Jurgoos!

    - Capitalize the word I.
    - Capitalize proper nouns.
    - Always end sentences with a period, question mark, or exclamation point.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #3

    Re: weird guy that has driven us

    Hi jurgoos8, and welcome to the forum.
    In addition to what Charlie Bernstein pointed out above, sentences #1 and #2 are not particularly natural. Consider using "was our driver" instead of "had driven us"; alternatively elaborate on where/how/why he had driven you. Sentence #2 can become problematic with certain adjectives instead of "weird"; e.g.,

    I called a guy who had driven us crazy.

    Can you see the problem with that?

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