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    which is /was

    1. Last Christmas I was in Singapore. I went to a shopping centre which is near Orchard Road.
    2. Last Christmas I was in Singapore. I went to a shopping centre which was near Orchard Road.

    I was wondering if the above sentences both correct. If they are both correct, which sentence is better?

    Thanks.

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    Re: which is /was

    They are both correct.

    A better sentence would be '... I went to a shopping centre near Orchard Road'.

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    Re: which is /was

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    They are both correct.

    A better sentence would be '... I went to a shopping centre near Orchard Road'.
    Thanks Rover

    I was wondering if it is better to leave out 'which is/was' in the following sentence.

    Last Christmas I was in Singapore. I went to a pub which is/was near a shopping centre in Orchard Road.

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    Re: which is /was

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks Rover

    I was wondering if it is better to leave out 'which is/was' in the following sentence.

    Last Christmas I was in Singapore. I went to a pub which is/was near a shopping centre in Orchard Road.
    Just as Rover suggested in his last post, omission is fine.

    I went to a pub near a shopping centre in Orchard Road.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: which is /was

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Just as Rover suggested in his last post, omission is fine.

    I went to a pub near a shopping centre in Orchard Road.
    Thanks ems

    I went to a pub near a shopping centre in Orchard Road. (Is 'near' a preposition in this sentence?)

    I went to a pub which is/was near a shopping centre in Orchard Road. (Is 'near' an adjective in this sentence?)

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    Re: which is /was

    It's a preposition in both sentences.

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    #7

    Re: which is /was

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. Last Christmas I was in Singapore. I went to a shopping centre which is near Orchard Road.
    2. Last Christmas I was in Singapore. I went to a shopping centre which was near Orchard Road.

    I was wondering if the above sentences both correct. If they are both correct, which sentence is better?

    Thanks.
    I agree with what the others have said, but if you wish to continue with the original form, use "is". The shopping center, presumptively, has not moved.

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    Re: which is /was

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I agree with what the others have said, but if you wish to continue with the original form, use "is". The shopping center, presumptively, has not moved.
    Thanks Mike

    We can use 'is' and 'was' in the above context. Why can we use 'was' in the above context as The shopping centre, presumptively, has not moved?

    'Move' is a transitive and intranstive verb. Is 'move' a transitive and intranstive verb in the above context? Grammar books teach us that intranstive verbs cannot be used in passive voices? I was wondering if we can we use a passive voice in the above context i.e. ' The shopping center, presumptively, has not been moved'.
    Last edited by Winwin2011; 22-Jan-2014 at 04:12.

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    Re: which is /was

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks Mike

    We can use 'is' and 'was' in the above context. Why can we use 'was' in the above context as The shopping centre, presumptively, has not moved?

    'Move' is a transitive and intranstive verb. Is 'move' a transitive and intranstive verb in the above context? Grammar books teach us that intranstive verbs cannot be used in passive voices? I was wondering if we can we use a passive voice in the above context i.e. ' The shopping center, presumptively, has not been moved'.
    "Move" can be used transitively, so it can be used in the passive voice.

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    Re: which is /was

    Last Christmas I was in Singapore. I went to a shopping centre which is/was near Orchard Road.

    We can use 'is' in the above sentence because the shopping centre, presumptively, has not moved. I was wondering why it is also correct to use 'was' in the above sentence.

    Thanks.

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