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    Relative Clause

    In the sentence below:

    Exercises, which were corrected by the teacher on the blackboard, made a lot of mistakes.

    and it can be rewritten:

    Exercises,corrected by the teacher on the blackboard,made a lot of mistate.

    However,I read in a book, I see they write:

    Exercises,to be corrected by the teacher on the blackboard,made a lot of mistake.

    Could you tell me differences between 1(2) sentence(s) above and the last sentence.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Relative Clause

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    Exercises, which were corrected by the teacher on the blackboard, made a lot of mistakes.
    That should read: "The exercises, which were corrected by the teacher on the blackboard, contained a lot of mistakes." (Excercises can't make mistakes.)

    Exercises,corrected by the teacher on the blackboard,made a lot of mistate.
    Mistake (not mistate) needs to be plural to conform with "a lot of".

    Exercises,to be corrected by the teacher on the blackboard,made a lot of mistake.
    You need to rewrite that. It should be: "The excercises, which were to be corrected by the teacher at the blackbooard, contained a lot of mistakes."

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    Or:
    "The excercises, to be corrected by the teacher at the blackbooard, contained a lot of mistakes."

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