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The potatoes aren't done which I baked.

I ran into a man he was my boss twenty years ago.

My grandfather was died in the war about 10 years before i was born.

i was home alone last night.first,i was cooking dinner.then,i was washing the dishes.

edited Dec 12 '12 at 05:30 wan New member

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The potatoes, which I baked, aren't done.

The potatoes I baked aren't done.

I baked potatoes, but they are not done.

 

Second sentence contains what I call a "squinting" error. Meaning that I can't be sure exactly what you mean. Which part of which caluse modifes the other clause?

I ran into a man who, twenty years earlier, had been my boss.

Twenty years ago I ran into a man. He was my boss.

Twenty years ago I ran into my boss.

He was my boss twenty years ago. I ran into him.

 

My grandfather died in the war ten years before I was born.

Ten years before I was born, my grandfather died in the war.

Ten years before I was born there was a war that my grandfather died in.

 

I was home alone last night. I cooked dinner then washed the dishes.

I cooked dinner at home last night. Then I washed the dishes, alone.

 

There's my two cents.

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