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    #1

    on which

    Hello.

    Can I say as follows:

    The ancient foundations which the new house has been built on was made of stone.

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: on which

    Yes. But "on which the new house has been built" is better. I would change "foundations" to "foundation".

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    #3

    Re: on which

    ...or 'The ancient foundations...were made of stone'.

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    #4

    Re: on which

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would change "foundations" to "foundation".
    Foundations sound fine to me- maybe it's a US/UK difference.

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    #5

    Re: on which

    In my experience, a house has only one foundation. It is what the house sits on.

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    #6

    Re: on which

    And in BrE, it sits on its foundations.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: on which

    Another notable difference.

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