The school thought they were doing the best we could

GoodTaste

Key Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2016
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
China
Current Location
China
Should "The school thought they were doing the best we could" be "The school thought they were doing the best they could"?

------------------
[FONT=&quot]"[/FONT]We just don’t want any family to ever go through this…My wife and I felt very comfortable with how he was dealing with the depression and bullying and stuff like that. He would always confide in us…We thought we were doing the best we could…The school thought they were doing the best we could, we can’t fault them…If his death could save somebody else, that’s what he was looking for.”

Source
 

GoodTaste

Key Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2016
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
China
Current Location
China
No - it's correct as is.

The school agreed that his parents were doing the best they could.

If so, is "The school thought we were doing the best we could" correct, too?
 

Rover_KE

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 20, 2010
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
England
Current Location
England
I was wrong before. It should be 'The school thought they were doing the best they could'.

Your alternative sentence is correct, too.
 
Top