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The original is quite ambiguous. It is clear rhat Daynes was described as a control freak, but who is the "he" who had described Daynes as such? The teenager? Breck's friend? Or maybe Breck himself? Most likely, the friend, but why not make it clear? ("...whom the friend described....) Many of the rewrites evince a confusion as to this point, in that many ...


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Where to go is a wh-clause. It is also the subject of the sentence.


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This is not about "to following which in a relative clause"; grammar is not strings of words. This is about a different type of Relative clause, a Relative Infinitive clause. The to is the infinitive verbal complementizer (for is the subject marker, but there's no subject here), marking the infinitive verb phrase run their own computer applications. A ...


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It means the purpose of companies is to run their own computer applications on these computers. It indicates a purpose.


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You could. However, both of those variants sound rather stiff and old-fashioned to my ear. Today, a more conversational wording would be "It's only you that has that book, isn't it?"


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"Ron liked to play word games, of which he found crossword puzzles particularly satisfying." Break this up into two separate sentences -"Ron liked to play word games. He found crossword puzzles of them / of word games particularly satisfying." The second sentence, which is what would be transformed into your relative clause just does not work; neither ...


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Actually, I think your examples are a blend of oxymoron and the form of understatement called litotes, which negates the negative to create a positive. Some examples: There was no small crowd at the accident site. The engineers in Silicon Valley showed no little interest in the new invention. Dr. Black's diagnostic skills may not have been the ...



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