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    which/with

    Are they both correct?

    I found an apartment which has four rooms.
    I found an apartment with four rooms.

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    Hi,

    Yes, they are both correct.

    Iza

    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Are they both correct?

    I found an apartment which has four rooms.
    I found an apartment with four rooms.

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    Thanks, Iza. :D

    What about: I found an apartment that has four rooms. And which one sounds more natural to you in speech?

    I prefer the second one, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks, Iza. :D

    What about: I found an apartment that has four rooms. And which one sounds more natural to you in speech?

    I prefer the second one, though.
    I found a one-room apartment. :wink:
    I found a four-room apartment. :wink:

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    Hi,

    'That' is used more often.

    I like Casiopea's suggestion; it's shorter and it conveys the same meaning.

    Iza

    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks, Iza. :D

    What about: I found an apartment that has four rooms. And which one sounds more natural to you in speech?

    I prefer the second one, though.

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    Re: which/with

    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Are they both correct?

    I found an apartment which has four rooms.
    I found an apartment with four rooms.
    They are both correct in British English. In American English, we would use "that" instead of "which" in a restrictive clause. Both forms would use "which" in a nonrestrictive clause:

    I found an apartment, which has four rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks, Iza. :D

    What about: I found an apartment that has four rooms. And which one sounds more natural to you in speech?

    I prefer the second one, though.
    I found a one-room apartment. :wink:
    I found a four-room apartment. :wink:
    Yes, a modifier does it better. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Are they both correct?

    I found an apartment which has four rooms.
    I found an apartment with four rooms.
    They are both correct in British English. In American English, we would use "that" instead of "which" in a restrictive clause. Both forms would use "which" in a nonrestrictive clause:

    I found an apartment, which has four rooms.
    Here we have:

    I found an apartment which has four rooms.
    I found an apartment with four rooms.
    I found a four-room apartment.
    I found an apartment, which has four rooms.

    In a word, they all give the same meaning and are grammatically correct?

    Let me expand yours:

    I found an apartment in California, which has four rooms, that overlooks the Golden Gate.

    Does this one make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by izabela
    Hi,

    'That' is used more often.

    I like Casiopea's suggestion; it's shorter and it conveys the same meaning.

    Iza

    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Thanks, Iza. :D

    What about: I found an apartment that has four rooms. And which one sounds more natural to you in speech?

    I prefer the second one, though.
    Agree. :wink:

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    Re: which/with

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    Quote Originally Posted by petertsui
    Are they both correct?

    I found an apartment which has four rooms.
    I found an apartment with four rooms.
    They are both correct in British English. In American English, we would use "that" instead of "which" in a restrictive clause. Both forms would use "which" in a nonrestrictive clause:

    I found an apartment, which has four rooms.
    Here we have:

    I found an apartment which has four rooms.
    I found an apartment with four rooms.
    I found a four-room apartment.
    I found an apartment, which has four rooms.

    In a word, they all give the same meaning and are grammatically correct?

    Let me expand yours:

    I found an apartment in California, which has four rooms, that overlooks the Golden Gate.

    Does this one make sense?
    Relative clauses should directly follow the noun they modify. This avoids confusion. In your sentence, it appears that California has four rooms.

    In California, I found an apartment, which has four rooms, that overlooks the Golden Gate.

    I found an apartment, which has four rooms, that overlooks California's Golden Gate.

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