1. ## relative clauses

Could you check it up, please?
1 The hotel(that)we`re staing in is miles away from the beach.
2 I`m working for a company(whose)main branch is in Manchester
3 That factory, (which)employs 500 people,makes computers
4. That`s the woman(who)didn`t turn up at her own wedding
5 That new computer is just (what) we need in this office
6 Is that the button (that) you pressed?
7 My wife, (who) work takes her away from home a lot, has decedied she needsan assistant.
8 My car is at the garage,(that) means we`ll have to walk
9 The team(which) wins will get \$1,000
10 The town(-) I was born has completely changed.

2. *7. My wife, whose work takes her away from home a lot, has decedied* she needsan* assistant.
10. The town where I was born has completely changed.
*Typos: decided, needs an.

For 9, I’d recommend the answer that, though which is not wrong (at least in BE).

OTOH, for 8, I’d prefer to use which. There is nothing wrong with that there, but it’s just that which sounds better to me.

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3. ## Re: relative clauses

Originally Posted by Vicky
Could you check it up, please?
1 The hotel(that)we`re staing in is miles away from the beach.
2 I`m working for a company(whose)main branch is in Manchester
3 That factory, (which)employs 500 people,makes computers
4. That`s the woman(who)didn`t turn up at her own wedding
5 That new computer is just (what) we need in this office
6 Is that the button (that) you pressed?
7 My wife, (who) work takes her away from home a lot, has decedied she needsan assistant.
8 My car is at the garage,(that) means we`ll have to walk
9 The team(which) wins will get \$1,000
10 The town(-) I was born has completely changed.
1. This one is OK, but some will object to the disjunct between the preposition and its object. More formally, one would write: The hotel in which we are staying is miles away from the beach.
2. Again, I va eno problem with this, but some wwill object to using "whose" as the possesive of "which". It could be: I'm working for a company, the main branch of which is in Manchester. or "I'm working for a company with a main branch in Manchester.
3-5 OK
6. The "that" is optional there and I would leave it out to eliminate a "that".
8. You have two choices here. Either change "that" to "which" or place a semicolon after "garage" instead of a comma. Using "which" makes the second clause a subordinate nonrestrictive clause. Using "that" makes the second clause an independent clause.
9. In American English, "which" should be "that". In British English, "which" is acceptable, I believe.
10. This is OK, but some would prefer "town in which I was born".

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