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She did what I desired. = She did that which I desired.
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following two sentences are enjoying the same rights?
She did what I desired.
She did that which I desired.
Thank you for your efforts.
Re: She did what I desired. = She did that which I desired.
Yes and no. The former is less archaic, the latter very so.
Even "desired" is rather dated compared to "what" as a conjunction.
Natural English in our times would prefer: "She did what I wanted."
Or, more formally, "She did as I desired."
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