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    Smile Adjective clause

    "There are two main rivers. They flow from west to east."
    Am I correct in saying ---
    "There are two main rivers which flow from west to east."
    Is there another way to change these two sentences into one?

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    Re: Adjective clause

    There are two main rivers, (comma) which flow from west to east.

    Yes, it's OK. Also

    There are two main rivers, flowing from west to east.

    I think I used the comma correctly in the last sentence, but please wait for confirmation.

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    Re: Adjective clause

    Quote Originally Posted by catoidtang View Post
    "There are two main rivers. They flow from west to east."
    Am I correct in saying ---
    "There are two main rivers which flow from west to east."
    Is there another way to change these two sentences into one?

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    Catoidtang,


    (1) I think that some Americans would be more comfortable with

    the use of "that":

    I want to tell you about the two rivers that flow from west to east.

    They prefer "that" when the information (the rivers flow from west

    to east) is essential information that your listeners/readers may not

    already know.

    They prefer "which" when the information is not essential and can

    be deleted (dropped) without problem. Maybe something like:

    I have already talked about the two rivers, which (as you all know)

    flow from east to west.

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    Re: Adjective clause

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    There are two main rivers, (comma) which flow from west to east.

    Yes, it's OK. Also

    There are two main rivers, flowing from west to east.

    I think I used the comma correctly in the last sentence, but please wait for confirmation.
    I am not a teacher.

    The comma is necessary to the meaning. Without it, it could mean that the two rivers we are talking about flow that way, and there may be other main rivers that may or may not flow that way. With it, there are only two main rivers, and they both flow that way.

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