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Is this sentence grammatically correct/well-phrased?
“Everyone who was a rock fan in the 60s was obsessed with this band.”
Can you use ‘was’ twice in one sentence?
- sparrowLv 71 month ago
It's correct, but you could way it this way:
Everyone who liked Rock in the 60s was obsessed with this band.
- robert2020Lv 62 months ago
Yes. In spoken American English.
While correct, this wouldn't be said in formal writing, for a magazine or a book.
" Everyone that listened to rock in the 60s was obsessed with this band".
- missdeeLv 52 months ago
Everyone listening to rock in the 80s was obsessed with this band
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- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 72 months ago
That sounds fine to me.
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
The grammar is not incorrect. Many people would prefer to avoid such repetition for style reasons only. No one would bat an eye if you were to say that. Writing it, though, maybe deserves a little more effort. All rock fans in the 60s were obsessed with this band.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It could simplified: - "Every rock fan in the 60s was obsessed with this band.”
- BookbinderLv 72 months ago
You certainly can use 'was' twice in one sentence, if you want to make your meaning clear. There is nothing wrong with doing that. Your sentence is correct in every way.