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    The dog

    What do English language experts think about these sentences? Is the first better than the second?
    The dog who‘s barking 24-7 makes the neighborhood go crazy and must be removed.
    The dog who’s barking all day and night long makes the neighborhood go crazy and needs removing.

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    Re: The dog

    Perhaps:

    A dog that barks all day long is a problem. The neighbors will complain.
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    Re: The dog

    Quote Originally Posted by ManilaUndergroundBoss View Post
    What do English language experts think about these sentences? Is the first better than the second?

    The A dog who‘s barking that barks 24/7 makes the neighborhood go neighbours crazy and must be removed.
    The A dog who’s barking that barks all day and night long makes the neighborhood go neighbours crazy and needs removing.
    I have made changes to both sentences. I don't prefer one over the other but that's mainly because I don't really like either of them, even once they're grammatically correct. Unless the specific dog has been mentioned before, use the indefinite article at the start. Once it's been mentioned, you can use the definite article. I wasn't sure if you were talking about a specific dog or more generally.

    I'd use something like Tarheel's suggestion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The dog

    No they will not complain, they already have complained several times and one of them wants to throw a poisoned sausage on the dog‘s balcony because the maid who feeds the dog doesn’t do anything against the barking.

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    Re: The dog

    You can't use who with animals. Who is reserved for people. You have to use "The dog which barks..." or "...that barks...". Two earlier replies touched on this point.

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    Re: The dog

    ManilaUndergroundBoss, I have already asked you not to post any more new threads until you have done what you were asked in this earlier thread. Members who continually ignore the requests of moderators soon find they are no longer welcome here.

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    Re: The dog

    Quote Originally Posted by ManilaUndergroundBoss View Post
    No they will not complain, they already have complained several times and one of them wants to throw a poisoned sausage on the dog‘s balcony because the maid who feeds the dog doesn’t do anything alabout the barking.
    Although the maid feeds the dog, it's unlikely that the maid owns the dog. So I wouldn't hold the troublesome barking against the maid.

    Have you offered to take the dog for a walk?
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