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“giant stone blocks that [weigh/weighs] several thousand kilograms each”

The Egyptians built the pyramids out of giant stone blocks that weigh several thousand kilograms each. Weigh or weighs, which one is correct? Some teacher give the following answer The ...
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to whom/which, for which

consider the sentence: Sometimes even if we try hard to come up with an idea, the result of "which" carried out is in vain. should it be which or it? Also, how to be able to make sentences with the ...
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Sports “which/that” I have to run vs sports “where” I have to run

I'm Italian and I don't know what the best choice is. I don't like sports which/that I have to run. or I don't like sports where I have to run. What's the right relative?
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Like + relative clause

Is this sentence correct? "Just like a girl who has crushes on good looking people, I have crushes on good looking people." If I omit the "who has a crush on good looking people," in the first ...
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Use of that and to the point that

Am I using the that clause in this sentence properly? "Watching just the first episode of the anime will surely get you hooked that you would want to marathon the whole series in a day." Or ...
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prepositional phrase modified by relative clause

When we want to modify a prepositional phrase , which structure do we need to use ? for example in the following sentence "I like the books of shakespeare that are nice to read" I want to modify ...
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Can I reduce the relative clause after 'since' to a phrase?

The title might be confusing because I don't know how to phrase the question correctly. Here is an example: "The Asian Games have been promoted in all aspects since the first Games which were held ...
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“whatever” as pure determiner?

My dictionaries and references define, and I've always thought of, one of the functions of the word whatever as a "relative determiner." In a sentence like, "I will help you in whatever way is ...
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Relative Pronoun [closed]

Is the following sentence correct grammatically? This is the man, who I told you about, raised 6 million dollar to our company. If it's ungrammatical, what makes it so?
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What to make of the following sentences that begin with why, when, where, or how? [duplicate]

Why you put yourself in this predicament is beyond me. When you leave for work is of your concern. Where we spend the night depends on the weather. How you finish the project is ...
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Interesting: What's wrong with this sentence [closed]

"Born of Ibuza parents in Nigeria, novelist Buchi Emeta moved to England in 1962, since which she has lived in North London." The part in bold should be corrected/improved-accroding to the SAT mcq ...
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Is there any difference between these two sentences?

What is the difference between "not a bit" and "not one bit"? I thought they both have the same meaning, but I was wondering if there could be a slight difference meaning between those phrases. For ...
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Omitted words in a sentence [duplicate]

Here is an excerpt from Steve Job's speech. "...On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind __________ you might find yourself walking along if ...
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Are poor and rich both relative terms? [closed]

Are words poor and rich very relative and depends from person to person in context of perspective ?
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Using the word “whether” instead of “which”

Can I use the word "whether" instead of "which" as in the following sentence? "How to Decide Whether to Use Product A or Product B" (this is a heading) I would usually write it as "How to Decide ...
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When do you leave out the preposition in a relative clause?

A non-fiction titled "Do the Right Thing" published in 1998 has this sentence: (1) Am I treating this stranger with the same consideration that I would a friend? Another book (fiction) titled ...
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Recognizing right relative pronouns for clauses

I have read some grammar points about adjective clauses, but I still have problems recognizing the right choice in questions requiring them. A Jekyll and Hyde is a person who has two ...
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What is a “small minority”?

I can see this being argued either way. 1% is a small minority because 1% is a small number. 49% is a small minority because, albeit a minority, it is only barely.
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Isn't who/whose only used for people?

Why is the usage of "whose" correct in this sentence: In the foothills of that large mountain range are the sources of a river whose course was not fully mapped until this century. I was under the ...
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“Who-” nominal relative clauses as subject

What difference in terms of usage and style would be there between the following sentences: Those who came yesterday have already left Who came yesterday have already left The ones who came ...
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Term for a polygamist's wife

Is there a term for a wife of a polygamist if she has only one spouse?
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fused relatives versus interrogatives

Would you differentiate which are relatives and which are interrogatives? (And I want to know the sub-category (sub-name) of each below, if they are.) “You can keep it,” said Harry, laughing at ...
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who / how / where / what

There was a question on the test that I was not sure which option was correct. The question is "Fill in the blank choosing the most appropriate word." Duke is not ( ) we think him to be. who / ...
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About a sentence structure including 'arise' and a relative pronoun 'that'

I'm not sure about the sentence structure below; "All kinds of problems arise that smaller animals or plants do not have to cope with." It looks like 'that' works as a relative pronoun for 'all ...
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Is ‘that’ the short form of ‘of all that’?

Given the sentence: It was lucky that Harry had tea with Hagrid to look forward to, because the Potions lesson turned out to be the worst thing that had happened to him so far. The relative ...