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  1. In doing so she discriminates against Alan, while keeping from him the discrimination involved.

  2. In doing so she discriminates against Alan, while keeping from him the involved discrimination.

Which of the above sentences are more idiomatic?

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Since involved can mean "complicated" when used adjectivally, it's a shade better to write

In doing so she discriminates against Alan, while keeping from him the discrimination involved.

if your meaning is "the discrimination that involves Alan".

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  • my meaning is the discrimination that is involved in doing so.
    – Sasan
    Dec 14 '17 at 20:54
  • I'm not sure that "the involved discrimination" could mean "the complicated discrimination".
    – eques
    Dec 14 '17 at 20:56
  • It could have to do with "red-lining", say, or some discriminatory formula that ranks creditworthiness. Dec 14 '17 at 22:18

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