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    Is this sentence correct:

    1-"There was a party to which he was invited and he didn't go."

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    The "to which" part sounds fine to me, it's the "and he didn't go" bit that sounds a little odd IMO. I would remove the word "he".

    BTW, Using "to which" sounds very formal to my ears.


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    Thanks Red.
    Actually I didn't intend to put in the second "he". It was a typo!
    As for for the "to which" being formal, how about these ones:
    2-There was party he was invited to and/but didn't go.
    3-There was party he was invited to and/but didn't go to.
    I don't know whether one need the last "to" or not.

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    You would probably hear people leave out the last "to" in speech, but I'd bet that grammatically the "to" is required. That particular discussion I'll leave for the others here.

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    but he didn'tgo to- drop the 'to'

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    Thanks Red5 and Tdol.

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