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    Default The party to which /which

    1.The party to which I went to is interesting.
    2.The party which I went to is interesting.

    Are the above sentences both correct?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: The party to which /which

    No.

    #1 has one 'to' too many.

    As the party is in the past, you need 'was'.

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    Default Re: The party to which /which

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No.

    #1 has one 'to' too many.

    As the party is in the past, you need 'was'.
    Thanks Rover

    Do you mean "The party to which I went was interesting." is correct? Is it correct to say "The party which I went to was interesting."?

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    Default Re: The party to which /which

    Yes and yes.

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    Default Re: The party to which /which

    Hello.

    Can we say: "The party, where I was, was intresting." ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: The party to which /which

    You can say that, Boris, but it's not how a native speaker would ever say it.

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    Default Re: The party to which /which

    Native speakers would say...

    The party I went to was interesting

    ...or maybe...

    The party that I went to was interesting

    The Queen of England and a few of her close friends might say...

    The party to which I went was interesting

    The textbooks tell you that it's OK to use 'which' in defining relative clauses but to modern ears it sounds overly formal, perhaps even wrong. If you want to learn about when you can omit the relative pronoun ( which/that ), this is the first thing that came up on Google which explains it pretty well.

    http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-reference/relative-clauses-%E2%80%93-defining-relative-clauses

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    Default Re: The party to which /which

    Quote Originally Posted by Pangus View Post
    Native speakers would say...

    The party I went to was interesting

    ...or maybe...

    The party that I went to was interesting

    The Queen of England and a few of her close friends might say...

    The party to which I went was interesting

    The textbooks tell you that it's OK to use 'which' in defining relative clauses but to modern ears it sounds overly formal, perhaps even wrong. If you want to learn about when you can omit the relative pronoun ( which/that ), this is the first thing that came up on Google which explains it pretty well.

    http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-reference/relative-clauses-%E2%80%93-defining-relative-clauses
    Thanks a lot, Pangus.

    quoted: When the relative pronoun is the object, it can be omitted.

    "The woman who lives next door works in a bank." In the said sentence, "The woman " is the subject, would native speakers omit the "who" in informal spoken English? i.e The woman lives next door, works in a bank.











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    Default Re: The party to which /which

    The woman is the subject of the verb 'live'. The object is 'next door'. So no, you need the 'who'.

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    Default Re: The party to which /which

    ...would native speakers omit the "who" in informal spoken English? i.e The woman lives next door, works in a bank.
    No, but you could say 'The woman next door works in a bank'.

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