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    #1

    to contain 21 episodes

    Are these sentences both correct:

    1-They ordered a full season of the show, which was to contain 21 episodes instead of the normal 22.

    2-They ordered a full season of the show, to contain 21 episodes instead of the normal 22.

    I don't know if a season of a TV show normally contains 22 episodes or not. I just want to see if the grammar works.

    I think both sentence are OK.

    I prefer 1.

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    #2

    Re: to contain 21 episodes

    I would just use with 21 episodes- containing sounds strange to me.

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    #3

    Re: to contain 21 episodes

    I'd use "with" or "comprising" but not "containing".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: to contain 21 episodes

    Or consisting of.

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    #5

    Re: to contain 21 episodes

    Something needs to show the contrast between a "full season" of 22 and what they ordered, which was 21.

    They ordered an almost-full season, with 21 episodes instead of the regular 22.

    They ordered a full season, although with 21 episodes instead of the regular 22.

    Something like that.

    (These day, 13 seems to be a full season! I remember when it was 26.)
    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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