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    JACEK1 is offline Key Member
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    There are many benefits giving your footwear .... every week can provide

    Hello all members!

    Am I right in thinking that the relative pronoun "that" is hidden in the sentence below?

    There are many benefits giving your footwear a good clean every week can provide which most people underestimate.

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    In my opinion, the sentence in question might as well be written as follows:

    There are many benefits which/that giving your footwear a good clean every week can provide which most people underestimate.

    If I understand the question right, the meaning is as follows:

    Giving your footwear a good clean every week can provide many benefits.

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    There are many benefits which/that can be provided by giving your footwear a good clean every week.

    I have left out the rest of the sentence on purpose.

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    Re: There are many benefits giving your footwear .... every week can provide

    Hi JACEK1,

    I think your understanding of the sentence is correct (if people clean their shoes regularly it will have many benefits for the shoes, such as making them last longer or look nice, etc.).

    However I would restructure the sentence like this:

    "There are many benefits to giving your footwear a good cleaning every week, which most people underestimate."

    Or perhaps: "Giving your footwear a good cleaning every week can provide many benefits which most people underestimate."

    *There are many possible ways to phrase this and the above examples are just my opinion.

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