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There are various ways to avoid using relative pronouns, should you think it desirable. In the following examples the words that can be omitted are enclosed in brackets: The book (that is) under the table should be returned to the library. The boy (who is) standing by the door is my brother. The film (that) I saw last night is very good. ...


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"The person to whom I granted freedom" seems natural to me. Or "The person whom I freed". "...whom I granted..." grates on my ear; it sounds as if you are about to give the person to someone else.


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Let's start out by parsing your good sentences, #1.b, #2.b, #2.c, by using brackets to identity the internal complement(s) for the verb "shows": 1.b) The table shows [the average amount of time(i) (that) advertisements on the Internet last __(i) ]. 2.b) The graph shows [what proportion of UK adolescents follow a vegetarian diet]. 2.c) The graph shows [the ...


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In the first sentence, the meaning that I gather is that the average amount of time advertisements last. So you can see that the matter is to put forward a general fact and hence that would require the sentence to be in simple present tense. Hence last and not lasting. In the second sentence, the subject is what the graph shows and there is no helping verb ...


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I have always learned - and therefore taught - that the choice to use "that" or "which" in a restrictive/identifying clause is purely based on register. "That" is used in an informal or spoken setting, whereas "which" is preferably used in more formal situations, for example in a formal report or essay. "That" and "which" are therefore interchangeable in ...



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