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    Default which has graffiti on it/that has graffiti on it

    Are these sentences correct with the given meaning:

    1-I went in through the main door of the building, which has graffiti on it.
    (The building has one main door. The door has graffiti on it. I went in through the main door. Here "which has graffiti on it" is supposed to modify "the main door" and not "the building".)

    2-I went in through the door of the building that has graffiti on it.

    (The building has more than one door. One of them has graffiti on it. I went in through that door.
    Here, "that has graffiti on it" is supposed to modify "the door" and not "the building.)


    3-I went in through that door of the building that has graffiti on it.

    (Same as 2)

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    Default Re: which has graffiti on it/that has graffiti on it

    For me, they are all ambiguous and the graffiti could be on the door or the building. To make it clear that the graffiti is on the door, I would say "I went in through the building's main door, which has graffiti on it" or "I went in through the building's graffiti-covered main door".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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