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    After an awkward silence, Kelly continued trying to break

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "After an awkward silence, Kelly continued trying to break the ice with Tim, whom he had not seen in person for 20 years, and with which his relationship was limited to say "Hello" to each other when they met in the corridors of the high school."

    Thanks.

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    Re: After an awkward silence, Kelly continued trying to break

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Tim, whom he had not seen
    The "whom" refers to Tim, and the "he" refers to Kelly. Is Kelly male or female?

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    and with which his relationship was limited to saying "hello" to each other when they met in the corridors of the high school."
    Do you see the mistake there?

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    Re: After an awkward silence, Kelly continued trying to break

    Dear teechar: First of all, thanks for your answer.

    Kelly is a female, so

    Kelly continued trying to break the ice with Tim, whom she had not seen in person for 20 years.


    and with which his relationship was limited to saying "hello" to each other when they met in the corridors of the high school."

    I believe using the pronoun which is a mistake in this case.

    and with their his relationship was limited to saying "hello" to each other when they met in the corridors of the high school."

    Are the changes correct?

    Thanks.



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    Re: After an awkward silence, Kelly continued trying to break

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    Kelly is a female, so

    Kelly continued trying to break the ice with Tim, whom she had not seen in person for 20 years.

    That's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    and with which his relationship was limited to saying "hello" to each other when they met in the corridors of the high school."

    I believe using the pronoun "which" is a mistake in this case.

    Yes, "which" is wrong. The reference is still to Tim. Try again.

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    and with their his relationship was limited to saying "hello" to each other when they met in the corridors of the high school."
    That's incorrect.

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    Re: After an awkward silence, Kelly continued trying to break

    Dear teechar: Once again, thanks for your answer.


    "Kelly continued trying to break the ice with Tim, whom
    she had not seen in person for 20 years. In the past, the relationshiop between them was limited to saying "hello" to each other when they met in the corridors of the high school."

    Is that grammatically correct?

    Thanks!


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    Re: After an awkward silence, Kelly continued trying to break

    That's okay. You could have also said "... with Tim, whom he had not seen in person for 20 years, and with whom his relationship was, etc."

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