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She became involved with a married man many years her senior.

Is it correct in grammar?

I suppose it should be

She became involved with a married man who is many years her senior.

Is my opinion correct?

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She became involved with a married man who is many years her senior.

"Who is many years her senior" is a relative clause. I think You can reduce a relative clause if the relative pronoun that, which, or who is the subject of the clause and there is a linking verb "be". In such a case, you can omit the relative pronoun and the verb form be (is, are, was, were, etc.).

So the sentence without "who is" is also correct grammatically.

  • "who is many years her senior" should be " who was many years her senior" to match the tense of became. – Karen Nov 13 '15 at 2:34
  • Karen, I think you can use who is/was in the sentence if you think the statement is still true or up-to-date. – Khan Nov 14 '15 at 5:41

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