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    clauses

    Can one say:
    a. The only watch I have, on my table, is not working.
    instead of:
    a1. The only watch I have, which is on my table, is not working.

    Can one say:
    b. The first impressionist painting, by Monet, is important in more than one way.
    instead of:
    b1.The first impressionist painting, which is by Monet, is important in more than one way.

    Can one say:
    c. The museum's most famous painting, by Picasso, is in the last room.
    instead of:
    c1. The museum's most famous painting, which is by Picasso, is in the last room.

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    Re: clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by azz View Post
    Can one say:
    a. The only watch I have, on my table, is not working.
    instead of:
    a1. The only watch I have, which is on my table, is not working.
    You can, though I think in this case it sounds better to say "...which is on my table..."

    Can one say:
    b. The first impressionist painting, by Monet, is important in more than one way.
    instead of:
    b1.The first impressionist painting, which is by Monet, is important in more than one way.
    If you are saying that the first impressionish painting ever made was painted by Monet, then yes.
    However, if you mean "Monet's first impressionist painting", then you would say "The first impressionist painting by Monet is important in more than one way" (note lack of commas).


    Can one say:
    c. The museum's most famous painting, by Picasso, is in the last room.
    instead of:
    c1. The museum's most famous painting, which is by Picasso, is in the last room.
    Yes.
    See above.

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