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excess part of sentence that make it more complicated

 
 
Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2015 10:38 am
Please read the following sentence.

"She is not the girl that her mother wanted to be."

If I say- She is not the girl that her mother wanted, it makes sense to me. When "her to be" has been added to it, it seems awkward to me. Please tell me how "her to be" is related to rest of this sentence. What does the sentence mean, when "her to be" is added to this sentence?
 
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2015 10:59 am
@Nousher Ahmed,
"She is not the girl that her mother wanted to be."

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If I say- She is not the girl that her mother wanted, it makes sense to me.
Yes, me too though I don't think it expresses the intended meaning. It says that Mom herself wishes she had been a better person and that she wishes the same for her daughter

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When "her to be" has been added to it, it seems awkward to me.
Perhaps so Ahmed but it's widely collo

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Please tell me how "her to be" is related to rest of this sentence.
Help Frank, Con, Mac, S., Ed, Rog, Dj….

What does the sentence mean, when "her to be" is added to this sentence? It removes one of Mom's wishes; see my first above
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2015 12:07 pm
Different meanings here:

"She is not the girl that her mother wanted to be."

Her mother always wanted to be a nurse, but the girl became a doctor. So she did not become like what her mother wished for herself.

"She is not the girl that her mother wanted her to be."

The girl is a doctor. The mother wanted her to be a nurse. So she did not become what her mother wanted her to be.



dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2015 12:54 pm
@PUNKEY,
Well executed, Punk
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Nousher Ahmed
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2015 12:56 pm
@PUNKEY,
Dear PUNKEY, you are really great.
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Nousher Ahmed
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2015 12:57 pm
@dalehileman,
Thanks a lot.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2015 04:10 pm
@Nousher Ahmed,
Quite welcome Ahmed
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