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    Default 'creating' or 'what created'

    the parties were clearly uneasy and aggravated, creating the situation for a harsh confrontation.

    the parties were clearly uneasy and aggravated, what created the situation for a harsh confrontation.


    hi,
    which one sounds better and why, please?
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    Default Re: 'creating' or 'what created'

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    The parties were clearly uneasy and aggravated, creating the situation for a harsh confrontation.

    The parties were clearly uneasy and aggravated, what which created the situation for a harsh confrontation.


    hi,
    which one sounds better and why, please?
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    Either is good [one you have made the necessary change].

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    Default Re: 'creating' or 'what created'

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    the parties were clearly uneasy and aggravated, creating the situation for a harsh confrontation.

    the parties were clearly uneasy and aggravated, what created the situation for a harsh confrontation.


    hi,
    which one sounds better and why, please?
    thanks.
    The first one sounds better. Remove the comma. :)
    The usage of relative clause is not applicable in the sentence structure above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    The first one sounds better. Remove the comma. :) For what reason?
    The usage of relative clause is not applicable in the sentence structure above. Why?
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    Default Re: 'creating' or 'what created'

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    Doesn't the phrasing/relative clause sound awkward?

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    Not to me. Without the comma feels awkward.

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    Default Re: 'creating' or 'what created'

    In my tongue both sentences would sound better with a comma. And, as far I have seen on the newspapers in English that I read everyday, the comma would be OK in these sentences. Just a student with a stupid opinion.

    My main interest here is about the type of construction used in sentence #1, that is, using the verb+ing after the comma. According to your answers, I assume it's good English, right?

    Thanks.

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    Yes, it is.

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    Default Re: 'creating' or 'what created'

    Guys, I was referring to this:

    the parties were clearly uneasy and aggravated, what created the situation for a harsh confrontation.

    Isn't it awkward??

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    Default Re: 'creating' or 'what created'

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    Guys, I was referring to this:

    the parties were clearly uneasy and aggravated, what created the situation for a harsh confrontation.

    Isn't it awkward??
    No, it's incorrect. If it used "which" and kept the comma, it would be OK.

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