Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    wendy Guest

    Dear Tdol

    Quote Originally Posted by I
    "I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of you guys partying like ******* animals"
    wendy wrote:

    Can I change the sentence to "I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of you guys that were partying like ******* animals"?? Is it still mean the same??
    Quote Originally Posted by you

    Yes, the meaning is the same, but that is less natural. If it were "guys" instead of "you guys", your relative clause would be fine.

    "I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of guys that were partying like ******* animals"

    "I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of guys partying like ******* animals"


    1. Is this two sentences mean the same??
    2. So which one is more natural??

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    74,050
    They're both fine and both sound fairly natural to my British ears.

  3. #3
    wendy Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They're both fine and both sound fairly natural to my British ears.


    "I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of you guys partying like ******* animals"

    "I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of you guys that were partying like ******* animals"


    1.Are these two sentences fine and sound fairly natural to you??

    2.Can I use you guys that are partying instead of were partying, Is it ungrammatical??

  4. #4
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    74,050
    Just leave 'that' and the verb 'to be' out.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •