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    Which of these is correct:
    1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away.
    2-The house the light coming from which looked like a fire was far away.
    3-The town the streets in which are extremely narrow is nearby.
    4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby.

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    Re: fom which

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Which of these is correct:
    1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away.
    2-The house the light coming from which looked like a fire was far away.
    3-The town the streets in which are extremely narrow is nearby.
    4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby.
    I might choose the last one.

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    #3
    1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away. a bit forced
    2-The house the light coming from which looked like a fire was far away. eek
    3-The town the streets in which are extremely narrow is nearby. just about
    4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby. OK


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away. a bit forced
    2-The house the light coming from which looked like a fire was far away. eek
    3-The town the streets in which are extremely narrow is nearby. just about
    4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby. OK
    Excuse me, Tdol, could I say "The house which the light looking like a fire came from was far away" and is it possible to say something instead of "looked like a fire". i.e. "fire-like"?

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    I agree with TDOL. Sentences one and four are grammatically correct, but they are not very natural.

    1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away.
    A light that looked like a fire came from the distant house.

    4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby.
    The nearby town has streets that are extremely narrow.

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    Yes, you can use fire-like. How would you phrase the sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Yes, you can use fire-like. How would you phrase the sentence?
    8)
    The house which the fire-like light came from was far away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anatoly
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Yes, you can use fire-like. How would you phrase the sentence?
    8)
    The house which the fire-like light came from was far away.
    Yes, I like that. It's good!

    8)

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    #9
    That sentence has a nice "ring" to it. In fact, it's rather poetic.

    The house which the fire-like light came from was far away. The flame flickered in the distance--a dim spot of light. The house was burning--burning like a candle.

    Hm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by Anatoly
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Yes, you can use fire-like. How would you phrase the sentence?
    8)
    The house which the fire-like light came from was far away.
    Yes, I like that. It's good! 8)
    Thank you, very much, RonBee! :D

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