My coach, who I didn’t understand, asked me to do something.
My coach asked me to do something I didn’t understand.
I didn’t understand what my coach asked me to do.
All seems correct but first one sounds not logical to me ;
My coach, whom I didn’t understand what asked me to do ..(maybe better)
and besides you can add “but” the second sentence;
My coach asked me to do something ,but I didn’t understand.
Hi there! The first sentence is wrong, as it should be “My coach, whom I didn’t understand, asked me to do something”. The third sentence is correct. I have a gut feeling the second sentence is wrong, but I can’t figure out why. I’m really sorry I couldn’t help you out more!
All of your sentences are correct, but they have slightly different meanings. Depending on what you mean, you should use different sentences.
The main difference between all the sentences is the phrase “I didn’t understand”. This phrase is a modifier, because it acts as an adjective and tells you about the thing that it is describing.
Because there are two things that it could be describing in your sentence (either your coach or the thing that he or she asked you to do), putting the phrase in the right place makes a difference.
For sentence number 1:
- My coach, who I didn’t understand, asked me to do something.
In this sentence, the modifier who I didn’t understand is describing your coach. For some reason, you did not understand him or her. However, this could be because of a variety of reasons. Your coach might speak a different language than you, or they might have been too quiet for you to hear.
They may be asking you to do something that you know how to do, but you just do not know what they said. To solve this problem, you might need to get your coach to say it again, or to get someone who can translate for the two of you.
For sentence numbers 2 and 3:
- My coach asked me to do something I didn’t understand.
- I didn’t understand what my coach asked me to do.
For these examples, the thing that you do not understand is what the coach asked you to do. You understand what your coach said, but you do not know how to do it.
For example, if someone asked you to “pray like a butterfly”, you would probably have no idea what that means. You know the words that you heard, but they just do not make sense. To solve these problems is simply.
You just need to ask your coach to clarify what they mean by the task they asked you to do. Since they are your coach, they may be able to demonstrate it, or simply describe it in another way.