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aysaa

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Hi,

1- Don't answer the questions not about you!

2- Don't answer the questions not being about you!

3- Don't speak to people not from your country.

4- Don't speak to people not being from your country.

Are the sentences I have written above grammatically correct or must I put 'relative clause' before 'not' ? For examle,

1- Don't answer the questions which are not about you!

Thanks.
 

emsr2d2

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Hi,

1- Don't answer the questions not about you! :tick:

2- Don't answer the questions not being about you! :cross:

3- Don't speak to people not from your country. :tick:

4- Don't speak to people not being from your country. :cross:

Are the sentences I have written above grammatically correct or must I put 'relative clause' before 'not' ? For examle,

1- Don't answer the questions which are not about you!

Thanks.


As you can see above, 1 and 3 are right, 2 and 4 are not. "Which are" is optional in sentence 1, and in sentence 3 it would be "who are".
 
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