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    that clause

    Ex.


    a. The campus has many buildings built in a modern style that resemble buildings of metropolitan New York.
    b. The campus has many buildings which are built in a modern style that resemble buildings of metropolitan New York.


    Q. Are the above sentences grammatically correct and academically acceptable?
    Both mean the same thing, right?


    The "that" clause is describing the buildings in both of the examples, not the style, right?

    how do we differentiate?


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: that clause

    Quote Originally Posted by vcolts View Post
    Ex.


    a. The campus has many buildings built in a modern style that resemble buildings of metropolitan New York.
    b. The campus has many buildings which are built in a modern style that resemble buildings of metropolitan New York.


    Q. Are the above sentences grammatically correct and academically acceptable?
    Both mean the same thing, right?


    The "that" clause is describing the buildings in both of the examples, not the style, right?

    how do we differentiate?


    Thanks in advance.
    If you wish the endings of the sentences to refer to "buildings", you need to set off the relative clause or reduced relative clause by commas. Otherwise, these clause appear to refer to "style" and that makes the verb number wrong.

    a. The campus has many buildings, built in a modern style, that resemble buildings of metropolitan New York.
    b. The campus has many buildings, which are built in a modern style, that resemble buildings of metropolitan New York.

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