defining relative clause

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defining relative clause

Post by hanuman_2000 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:06 am

Hello,

1.She married a man whom she met on a bus.

2. She married the man whom she met on a bus.

What are the differences between (1) and (2) based on the used 'a' and 'the'?

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Re: defining relative clause

Post by Alan » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:56 am

None beyond the obvious point that #2 implies that she met only one man on the bus (which may, or may not, be something that the speaker wishes to imply).

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