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    Default the thing it was advisable

    Which of these sentences are correct:
    1-"The thing it was advisable to do was call John."
    2-"The thing which it was advisable to do was call John."
    3-"The thing it was advisable to do was calling John."
    4-"The thing which was advisable to do was call John."

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    Default Re: the thing it was advisable

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Which of these sentences are correct:
    1-"The thing it was advisable to do was call John."
    2-"The thing which it was advisable to do was call John."
    3-"The thing it was advisable to do was calling John."
    4-"The thing which was advisable to do was call John."
    The best of those that you've offered is #4. I wouldn't use any of them myself.

    I'd be more likely to say something like "The advisable thing to do was call John.".

    The best of all would be "It was advisable to call John".
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    What Red said.

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    What TDOL said.

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