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    Is this sentence correct?

    " He knew after his death that his house would be occupied and his car taken by his nephew."

    Could you please tell me whether this sentence is correc or not? Is it Ok "would be" in the second part of the sentence omitted?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by tiantian888 View Post
    " He knew after his death that his house would be occupied and his car taken by his nephew."

    Could you please tell me whether this sentence is correc or not? Is it Ok "would be" in the second part of the sentence omitted?

    Thanks a lot.
    'Would be' is fine, but you need the 'that' after 'knew'. Otherwise it looks like he came to know after he died.

    " He knew that, after his death, his house would be occupied and his car taken by his nephew."


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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'Would be' is fine, but you need the 'that' after 'knew'. Otherwise it looks like he came to know after he died.

    " He knew that, after his death, his house would be occupied and his car taken by his nephew."

    Thank you very much bahaisahab. Could you please tell me where I can find more examples or rules about the omission of verbs in sentences?

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