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    Default non-defining relative clause

    Many of his novels are concerned with controversial subjects ----.

    A) until the problems resulting from the war finally solved

    B) that smoking is only one of them

    C) as he was awarded the top prize

    D) which will have surprised no one

    E) which makes them extremely popular

    Yet another question from a nationwide exam in Turkey. The official answer is E, but I think a comma is needed before "which" as it is a non-defining relative clause. What do you think?

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    Default Re: non-defining relative clause

    Hello diamondrg. Try re-wording it.

    The reason his novels are extremely popular is because the subjects are controversial.

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    Default Re: non-defining relative clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Try re-wording it.
    The sentence does not belong to me. It is from a nationwide exam.
    Last edited by diamondrg; 28-Jun-2006 at 13:27.

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    Default Re: non-defining relative clause

    Sorry. More clearly, if you re-word the sentence, you'll be able to see why E) is the best choice.

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    Default Re: non-defining relative clause

    diamondrg, I think you're right: a comma is necessary.

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