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    CMEs are defects that result in some cells having extra copies

    CMEs are defects that result in some cells having extra copies or missing copies of large chunks of DNA.

    Which rephrased sentence is most appropriate?

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    CMEs are defects that result in some cells that have extra copies or missing copies of large chunks of DNA.
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    CMEs are defects that result in some cells which have extra copies or missing copies of large chunks of DNA.

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    Re: CMEs are defects that result in some cells having extra copies

    #2 is the most appropriate but the original is better.

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    Re: CMEs are defects that result in some cells having extra copies

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishFix View Post
    #2 is the most appropriate but the original is better.
    I don't know why "which" would be better than "that".

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    Why #2 would be most appropriate?

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    Re: CMEs are defects that result in some cells having extra copies

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    Why #2 would be most appropriate?
    It wouldn't be in AmE. The clause is a defining clause and we would use "that". But I do like the original better.

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