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Offline azz

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many other women
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:34:12 am »
Can one use
a. He could have married many women, but he chose you.

instead of
b. There were many women he could have married, but he chose you.
?

Can one use
a. He could have married many other women, but he chose you.
instead of
b. There were many other women he could have married, but he chose you.
?

We're talking in a context where a man can marry only one woman. He couldn't marry more than one woman. But there were many women he could have married.

Many thanks.

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Re: many other women
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 06:39:05 pm »
Yes. Both alternatives are fine and mean what you want them to say.
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