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Sentence: Barney Rubble & his family vacant from his friend Fred's house, who got help from Barney to top the aptitude test.

Meaning: Barney Rubble & his family vacant from his friend Fred's house. Fred got help from Barney to top the aptitude test.

Can I put "who" after "house"?

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Unless you are in a live conversation and very sure the listener is following closely, you should not do this, because it looks like the who points to house.

Barney Rubble & his family [were] vacant from his friend Fred's house, who got help from Barney to top the aptitude test.

Do this instead.

Barney Rubble & his family - who got help from Barney to top the aptitude test - were vacant from his friend Fred's house.

  • I think that the OP's sentence is quite unnatural. The way you rephrased it, it became clearer. – SovereignSun Jul 25 '17 at 13:54
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    A third option: use the original sentence, but change "who" to "Fred" (and use a period instead of a comma). Repeating something instead of using a pronoun is a very reliable strategy for clarity. – Luke Sawczak Jul 26 '17 at 2:51

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