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Are the following sentences correct?

1: Did you see that monkey-looking guy?
2: I have no doubt of your being correct. I'm just trying to clear my mind by questioning whatever you said above.
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Jackson6612Are the following sentences correct?

1: Did you see that monkey-looking guy? "Did you see that guy who looked like a monkey?" Distinctly impolite!
2: I have no doubt of your being correct. I'm just trying to clear my mind by questioning whatever you said above. [Y]


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Jackson6612Are the following sentences correct?

1: Did you see that monkey-looking guy?
2: I have no doubt of your being correct. I'm just trying to clear my mind by questioning whatever you said above.


Hi Jackson,

The first one is okay by me. I have problems with the second.

I think of "to clear my mind" in terms of typing "clr" in the old MSDOS software. It leaves you with a blank screen. Maybe you're getting ready to do some sort of meditation. If I want to "clear up" something in my mind I want more information, not less.

When you say, "by questioning whatever you said above," it implies not so much that you have a question about it, as that you didn't catch it at all.

Perhaps, "I'm just trying to clear up a few questions in my mind about what you said."

Best regards,

- A.

Edit. Maybe you were thinking of clearing your mind in another sense - like clearing your desk. Sometimes you have stacks of things on your desk you're supposed to deal with. You'd like to clear your desk by taking care of the problems and putting everything away.
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Question 1:
Can you shorten the following sentence?
Did you see that guy who looked like a monkey?

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Is the following sentence correct?
Did you see that monkey look-alike guy?
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Jackson6612Question 1:
Can you shorten the following sentence? (The sentence below is fine.)
Did you see that guy who looked like a monkey?

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Is the following sentence correct? (No, the sentence below is incorrect)
Did you see that monkey look-alike guy?