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Is “which [noun] …” correct? [duplicate]

I came across this literature recently: An Owner may apply for a Change of Name of a registered Greyhound by submitting to the GBGB the appropriate form duly completed, which form shall include ...
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What is the grammatical function of “which” in this sentence? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand various instances in Hansard, the documentation of proceedings in the UK parliament, wherein the word which is used in an unusual (by my modern parlance, at least) position, ...
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1607 writ by Edward Coke - Relative pronouns? [duplicate]

(Sir Edward) Coke further noted that legal disputes about such matters as inheritance of goods: are not to be decided by natural reason but by the artificial reason and judgment of law,...
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When to use “that” and when to use “which”?

When is it appropriate to use that as opposed to which?
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Why does legal English continue to remain archaic?

Perhaps this is a question for Law.SE if one exists, but I am asking here as there are other nice questions on English history. There is some historical development account presented in Wikipedia, ...
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Is “To whom could we direct our questions to?” grammatical?

Which of these sentences are proper? : If we have further questions with regards to x&y, to whom could we direct our questions? If we have further questions with regards to x&y, to whom could ...
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“Which” instead of “whose” for inanimate objects

Someone I know strongly insists that the usage of "which" in the following type of sentence I'm living in a country which language I have been learning for less than 5 months. is perfectly ...
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Problem in adjective clauses’ grammar

I have read some grammar points about adjective clauses, but I still have problems recognizing the right choice in questions requiring them. For example: All the students ____ do well in writing. ...
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When it is appropriate to use “-ing” in a dependent clause?

I tend to use sentences like these ones in my writings: "Bob kicked the boy, injuring his left knee." "Congress passed the brand new tariff act, increasing the prices of imported goods." ...
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Relative clauses with prepositional verb phrase

The people ø you work with are your 'colleagues'. The people that you work with are your 'colleagues'. The people who you work with are your 'colleagues'. The people whom you work with are your '...
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A question ending with preposition “of” [duplicate]

I would like to know whether this is correct: He uses a car instead of a bus. What does he use a car instead of?
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How do I compose this sentence?

I want to say something like: Bob has two children. I don't know both of their genders. First of all I want it to be a compound sentence with a comma; second of all I want to use these words/...
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“who my opponent was” or “whom my opponent was”? [duplicate]

The sentence in question is "I had known (who/whom) my opponent was". Would you use who or whom in this context, and why? Thanks.
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Grammarly website: “You can upload a document which size is under 4 MB.” Is this grammatically correct?

On the Grammarly website, they have the following sentence: You can upload a document which size is under 4 MB As a fan of irony and grammar, I'm curious as to whether the bolded portion is ...
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position of antecedent in case of 'of which'

She had built a funeral temple on the walls of which she left behind a record of her reign. Can this sentence be changed as below? She had built a funeral temple of which she left behind a record ...

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