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I'm trying to say that someone wrote a certain type of poetry that he particularly liked. Is it correct to express it like the following?

In those days he was mainly writing the lyric poetry that was so dear to him.

I did find usage examples that matched this structure, but they were very few so I wanted to make sure.

  • It's correct -- another way of saying "poetry in the lyric mode which was so dear to him." – TRomano Jul 27 '15 at 19:25
  • Yeah, it's fine. – Hot Licks Jul 27 '15 at 19:28
  • Yup. Perfectly okay. – ewormuth Jul 27 '15 at 19:35
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In those days he was mainly writing the lyric poetry that was so dear to him.

Yes, it is correct. It's identical in structure to,

In those days he was mainly driving the ford car that was so dear to him.

In those days he was mainly fighting the old battle that was so important to him.

In those days he was mainly eating the spicy food that was so appealing to him.

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