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one to each

Post by navi » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:03 am

Is this sentence correct:

1) She had a flower in each hand, which she was going to give to her mother and her aunt.
(one to the mother and one to the aunt)

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Re: one to each

Post by Bobinwales » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:31 pm

Most people would work out what you meant without too much thought.
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Re: one to each

Post by tony h » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:28 pm

I am with Bob on this one. But, if you are looking for opportunities for confusion there are plenty not least that mother and aunt can be the same person.
Even "My other mother used to be my father and is now my aunt" is not outwith the bounds of a BBC drama or real life in the metropolis.
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Re: one to each

Post by Phil White » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:09 pm

It would much simpler, more natural and more comprehensible to say something like
"She had a flower in each hand, one for her mother and one for her aunt."
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