I came across this sentence while surfing the web:

That's exactly why I've been keeping it a secret, knowing everyone would react the same way she did.

This line is wrong but when read out loud, it doesn't sound unnatural.

If I were to correct the line, should I leave it as it is, or should I change it to make it correct?

Thanks for your help!

  • 2
    I don't see anything "ungrammatical" in the cited text. – FumbleFingers Oct 17 at 12:28
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    What about that line is incorrect, and how would you correct it? – nnnnnn Oct 17 at 12:42
  • As usual, when the OQ makes a statement about correctness, it is wrong, and that is the source of the problem. What rule motivates one to think that "grammatically, this line is wrong", while simultaneously thinking " it doesn't sound unnatural"? That's the definition of "grammatical" (for native speakers). – John Lawler Oct 17 at 14:36

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