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    #1

    the world's largest

    Please check the following sentences. Which is acceptable?

    1. I had an exciting visit to the world's biggest train station, which was famous for its grand, spectacular and imposing building.
    2. I had an exciting visit to the largest train station which was famous for its grand, spectacular and imposing building in the world.

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    Re: the world's largest

    #1.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: the world's largest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check the following sentences. Which is acceptable?

    1. I had an exciting visit to the world's biggest train station, which was famous for its grand, spectacular and imposing building.
    2. I had an exciting visit to the largest train station which was famous for its grand, spectacular and imposing building in the world.
    #1, but "was"? Does it still exist and is it still considered famous? Then, I would use "is".


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    Re: the world's largest

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    #1, but "was"? Does it still exist and is it still considered famous? Then, I would use "is".

    I missed that!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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