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    "In a desert exists plants, are named barbs, which require no water at all."

    1. What is the grammar reason requiring the pronoun "which" - "which are named"?
    "In a desert exists plants, which are named barbs, that require no water at all."

    2. "In a desert exists plants, named barbs, which require no water at all." - is "named" past simple and why is that possible and not "are named"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    "In a desert exists plants, are named barbs, which require no water at all."

    1. What is the grammar reason requiring the pronoun "which" - "which are named"?
    "In a desert exists plants, which are named barbs, that require no water at all."

    2. "In a desert exists plants, named barbs, which require no water at all." - is "named" past simple and why is that possible and not "are named"?
    In a desert exist plants called barbs, which need no water at all.

    This grammatical structure, AVS, is not very common outside the realm of literature and archaic English, if I am not mistaken.

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