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    Is the sentence right?

    It matters how long the shock that explosions hit London transport system will stay in people's hearts.

    I think the sentence should be rewritten in the following way:

    It matters how long the shock that was caused by explosions in London transport system will stay in people's hearts.

    Am I right? Thanks to whoever who helps me with the question.


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    Re: Is the sentence right?

    It matters how long the shock that explosions hit London transport system will stay in people's hearts.

    means . . .
    It matters how long it will stay in people's hearts.

    Said another way . . .
    It matters how long the shock of the explosions that hit London transport system will stay in people's hearts.

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    Re: Is the sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    It matters how long the shock that explosions hit London transport system will stay in people's hearts.

    means . . .
    It matters how long it will stay in people's hearts.

    Said another way . . .
    It matters how long the shock of the explosions that hit London transport system will stay in people's hearts.
    Thank you for your answer. However, I was not asking what the sentence means , but if it was correct to put that meaning into a sentense like that. I'd prefer your given sentence if people are to make themselves clear. So can you tell me from your point of view, is it grammatically suitable to say: It matters how long the shock that explosions hit London transport system will stay in people's hearts ?


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    Re: Is the sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseed View Post
    It matters how long the shock that explosions hit London transport system will stay in people's hearts.

    I think the sentence should be rewritten in the following way:

    It matters how long the shock that was caused by explosions in London transport system will stay in people's hearts.

    Am I right? Thanks to whoever who helps me with the question.
    In this sentence, the author is not referring to the actual explosions, but to the idea that terrorist activity could happen on London's public transport system. The way he/she expressed it would be understood. You could insert "that" but it slightly alters the intention of the writer.

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