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denniszzzzz
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:53:07 AM
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Here are my sentences.

(1) The citizens in this country are friendly and nice to all the foreign visitors.

(2) The citizens in this country are friendly and nice to all their foreign visitors.

(3) The citizens in this country are friendly and nice to all foreign visitors.

Which sentence makes the most sense?

What I am looking for is one which means that the citizens are nice to every foreign visitor in general. The citizens do not have to know the visitors personally to be nice to them.

Every year, I see many foreign visitors and do not really them personally. I am very nice to them and help them when they are lost.

Please explain which sentence is correct. Thanks.
Romany
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:07:07 AM
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All three sentences are correct - though No. 3 would be the one to use to get the specific meaning you want.

(1)The citizens in this country are friendly and nice to all the foreign visitors [...who visit their country.]

(2) COULD mean to the foreign visitors who come to stay with them.

(3) Is concise and leaves no room for any other meaning.
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