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    #1

    who were opposed

    Which one is more grammatical?

    You will die like the others who opposed my will, or
    You will die like the others who were opposed to my will.

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    #2

    Re: who were opposed

    In what context?

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    #3

    Re: who were opposed

    Context: A tyrant is menacing one of the rebels.
    Here will means the tyrant's desire, what he wishes.

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    #4

    Re: who were opposed

    They are both grammatically correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: who were opposed

    Grammar aside, I'm pretty sure you want the first one.

    The first one makes it sound like the opposition of your will was the cause of the others' death. The second doesn't do that as well.

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    #6

    Re: who were opposed

    The first is a much better threat.

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