What these people neglected/neglected by these people is that...

pickyx

Senior Member
Chinese
Which one sounds OK to your ears? Which one is correct?
1. What neglected by these people is that they didn't know the truth.
2. What these people neglected is that they didn't know the truth.

I think 1 is correct, but not sure.
What do you think?
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I think a verb is missing from the first sentence: What was neglected by these people . . .

    And in the second, you have conflicting tenses: What these people neglected was that . . .
     
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