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    Which are correct:

    1-He went out Saturday night, which you did not notice. (You did not notice his going out.)
    2-He went out Saturday night, which you did not know up to now.
    3-He went out Saturday night, of which you had no knowledge up to now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-He went out Saturday night, which you did not notice. (You did not notice his going out.)
    2-He went out Saturday night, which you did not know up to now.
    3-He went out Saturday night, of which you had no knowledge up to now.
    All are fine, though the third is rather formal. I'd probably say 'until' rather than 'up to'.

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    Thank you Fivejedjon.

    How about these:

    4-They wanted to invade a country, for which they had no strategy. (they had no strategy for invading the country)
    5-They wanted to invade a country, which they had no strategy for doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    How about these:

    4-They wanted to invade a country, for which they had no strategy. (they had no strategy for invading the country)
    5-They wanted to invade a country, which they had no strategy for doing.
    Number 4 is not incorrect, but I had to read it twice. Number 5 sounds unnatural. I think it would be best not to use "which" here. For example:

    They wanted to invade a country, but they had no strategy for it.

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    I suppose that you could say the following, if you really wanted to use 'which':

    They wanted to invade a country, something for which they had no strategy.

    However, BC's suggestion is better.

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