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    words used with relative pronouns

    Are these right?

    1.We are holding a series of meetings to acquaint the general public with the facts
    > We are holding a series of meetings, the purpose of which is to acquaint the general public with.

    2.Since writing a best-seller in 1995, Joe has hardly produced any good work at all.
    words given:wrote/since/very
    > Since when Joe wrote his best-seller, he hasn't produced any very good work at all

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    Re: words used with relative pronouns

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozma- View Post
    Are these right?

    1.We are holding a series of meetings to acquaint the general public with the facts
    > We are holding a series of meetings, the purpose of which is to acquaint the general public with.

    2.Since writing a best-seller in 1995, Joe has hardly produced any good work at all.
    words given:wrote/since/very
    > Since when Joe wrote his best-seller, he hasn't produced any very good work at all
    According to me, the sentences should be rewrited like this:
    1. We are holding a series of meetings, which aims at acquainting the general public with the facts.
    2. Since Joe wrote a best-seller in 1995, his works haven't been very good.


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    Re: words used with relative pronouns

    1.We are holding a series of meetings to acquaint the general public with the facts
    We are holding a series of meetings, the purpose of which is to acquaint the general public with XXX.

    In place of XXX goes the object complement of 'with'. With what? With the facts.

    2.Since writing a best-seller in 1995, Joe has hardly produced any good work at all.
    words given:wrote/since/very
    > Since when Joe wrote his best-seller, he hasn't produced any very good work at all


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    Re: words used with relative pronouns

    1. We are holding a series of meetings(,) which aims at acquainting to acquaint the general public with the facts.
    2. Since Joe wrote a best-seller in 1995, his works haven't been very good.

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    Re: words used with relative pronouns

    Hello Kondorosi,
    In my dictionary, the structure of the verb 'aim' is 'aim at doing sth' not 'aim to do sth'. Is that structure correct ?

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    Re: words used with relative pronouns

    The original is far more preferable to me than any of the "which" constructions.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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