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    Default true or False

    which sentence is correct?
    a new method is proposed that varies the manner in which the filter is calculated
    depending on the initial images.

    a new method is proposed that varies the manner which the filter is calculated
    depending on the initial images.

    a new method is proposed that varies the manner the filter is calculated
    depending on the initial images.

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    Default Re: true or False

    Which do you think is correct?

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    Default Re: true or False

    Slightly off-topic, but current:
    "A new method is proposed that varies the manner in which the filter is calculated depending on the initial images."
    For those who were following the thread about interposing the verb between a noun and its relative pronoun and clause, here's another example. The alternative would be "A new method that varies the manner in which the filter is calculated depending on the initial images is proposed."

    (To make it on topic, I've answered the question. Sorry Tdol)

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    Default Re: true or False

    Do you mean the verb should not be put between the noun and its relative pronoun even if the relative clause is very long?

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    Default Re: true or False

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean the verb should not be put between the noun and its relative pronoun even if the relative clause is very long?
    No, I mean the opposite.
    Here's the link to the recent thread, of which you were a major contributor, and in which I explained my opinion. What did you infer from that thread?
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/th...-at-the-corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, I mean the opposite.
    Do you mean the verb can be put between the noun and its relative pronoun if the relative clause is very long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    What did you infer from that thread? http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/th...-at-the-corner
    In Post#15 there, MikeNewYork said "It might actually be better" which referred to a sentence where the verb was put after a long relative clause, so I inferred that it is better to put the verb after the clause even if it is very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean the verb can be put between the noun and its relative pronoun if the relative clause is very long?
    Yes, I find that an acceptable practice, and that's what I said in that thread. In this thread, I merely pointed out another example.


    In Post#15 there, MikeNewYork said "It might actually be better" which referred to a sentence where the verb was put after a long relative clause, so I inferred that it is better to put the verb after the clause even if it is very long.
    Ah, well if you only read Mike's posts, you'll only get his opinions. I summed up my opinion in my post #19, which admittedly is a bit longer, but my defence for that is that I tried to say more.

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    Default Re: true or False

    None of the sentences in post #1 are correct. None of them have any capitalisation or punctuation.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Ah, well if you only read Mike's posts, you'll only get his opinions. I summed up my opinion in my post #19...
    Not only did I read Mike's posts, but all posts in that thread, including your post #19. I have just asked a follow-up question there (lest this thread be hijacked) .
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/th...19#post1063219

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Not only did I read Mike's posts, but all posts in that thread, including your post #19. I have just asked a follow-up question there (lest this thread be hijacked) .
    Thanks, I was aware of that. But the correct answer has been given here in post #8, and an acceptable correct sentence given in my post #2, so I doubt there's a lot left to say here.

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