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Post by Riavl » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:27 pm

I bet I'm not the first person ________ that you have a wonderful singing voice.

Could you please tell me why the right answer is ‘to tell you’ not ‘who tells you’

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Re: Grammar

Post by Safari » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:27 pm

Riavl wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:27 pm
I bet I'm not the first person ________ that you have a wonderful singing voice.

Could you please tell me why the right answer is ‘to tell you’ not ‘who tells you’
Because in this context "to tell you" is English and "who tells you" is not English.

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Re: Grammar

Post by patron » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:54 pm

Why is "who tells you " not English in this context?

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Re: Grammar

Post by Safari » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:00 pm

patron wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:54 pm
Why is "who tells you " not English in this context?
because

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Re: Grammar

Post by LeoYusuf » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:37 am

The correct answer (looking at you @Safari), is 'person' is a generic description and is thus treated as an object.
Therefore, the correct answer is "I bet I'm not the first person that tells you that you have a wonderful singing voice."
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Re: Grammar

Post by Joe » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:22 pm

Riavl wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:27 pm
I bet I'm not the first person ________ that you have a wonderful singing voice.

Could you please tell me why the right answer is ‘to tell you’ not ‘who tells you’
Idiomatically we would say:

I bet I'm not the first person to tell you that you have a wonderful singing voice.
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