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Did prescriptivists make up pied-piping in relative infinitive constructions?

A quick Internet search suggests that pied-piping in relative clauses was a natural feature of English even though it is loved by prescriptivists; it existed in older stages of the language, and it ...
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which group I belong to vs to which group I belong [duplicate]

I don't know which group I belong to. I don't know to which group I belong. Which one of the sentences is true? Note: An answer was given to this question when it still read "I don't know (to) ...
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Meaning of “it is only a small percentage of whom this would be true at present.”

In the extract It will be said that men will not work well if the fear of dismissal does not spur them on. I think it is only a small percentage of whom this would be true at present. could the ...
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Is this sentence from Orwell's Animal Farm grammatically sound?

Should been really have been included in the following passage from George Orwell’s Animal Farm, or was this somehow an erroneous insertion of a spurious word? Illustration from p. 17 of the 1990 ...
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On pied-piping in direct question and indirect question vs. relative clauses [closed]

I am Miguel, whose first language is Japanese. This time, I have very naive or trivial question on pied-piping in English. It seems to be said that the pied-piping takes place more often in relative ...
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Grammar, relative clauses, possession

I have a question about relative clauses and possession, the answer to which I can find nowhere and I was hoping you could help me with that. We can say: This is the book whose title I had ...
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Use of “in which” [duplicate]

In the following, does 'in which' sound right? Therefore, some design patterns will be implemented programmatically during the writing of this thesis, in order to analyze and to compare. Swift ...
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Is the structure “X, whom I've had the pleasure of being the mentor of” proper? [duplicate]

John is the mentor of Anna. John introduces Anna as: "Anna, whom I've had the pleasure of being the mentor of". Would the following be more correct? "Anna, of whom I've had the pleasure of being ...
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Pied-piping complex prepositions

How can I construct a relative clause of the following sentence containing the complex preposition "with respect to"? Original sentence: The expression is differentiated with respect to variable x. ...
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In which — is it used for every wh-word? [duplicate]

I have learned that when we are using which if a word like in or for comes at the end of the which clause, we have to move those extra words to in front of the which like this: The case for which ...
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“Which course are you enrolled in?” vs. “Under which course are you enrolled?”

If I want to ask someone about the course they are taking, what would be the more appropriate usage: Which course are you enrolled in? Under which course are you enrolled?
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“To which”, “by which”, “on which” etc [closed]

I have come across the phrases like "to which","for which", "by which", "on which" and so on(using a preposition with a relative pronoun). e.g. The chair on which the body was found.. Could someone ...
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Word for a follower of a Pied Piper

The phrase Pied Piper is often used to suggest one who leads others down a questionable path. I cannot, however, think of the best term to use to describe a "child" following said Pied Piper, in a ...
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What kind of structure with a relative pronoun is this?

As Lord Esher once noted, ‘Any proposition the result of which would be to show that the common law of England is wholly unreasonable and unjust cannot be part of the common law of England.’ Would ...
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“for which 'blah blah'” vs. “which 'blah blah' for” [duplicate]

When is it appropriate to use "for which" instead of "which .. for"? e.g. (talking about webpages) This method is useful for deprecated pages for which users have made bookmarks vs This method ...
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Is “It must be him with whom you enjoy doing your assignments, not me” correct? [duplicate]

I’d like all of you to please consider the following sentence: It must be him with whom you enjoy doing your assignments, not me. I have known that after 'to be' verb pronouns words take the ...
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Is “Which countries is Nicaragua competing with?” grammatically correct?

Something seems off about the following sentence, but I can't put my finger on it: Which countries is Nicaragua competing with? Alternatives I considered: With which countries is Nicaragua ...
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When is it appropriate to end a sentence in a preposition?

Like many others, I commonly find myself ending a sentence with a preposition. Yes, it makes me cringe. I usually rewrite the sentence, but sometimes (in emails) I just live with it. To, with... ...