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    Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

    1) The book which I want to borrow is not in the library.

    I know that leaving “which” out makes it more idiomatic. But I wonder can there be any justification to keep “which” in this sentence?

    2) Is this the factory you visited last year?
    Is this factory the one you visited last year?


    Are both correct?

    3) Whoever comes home back first should cook dinner.
    Who comes home back first should cook dinner.


    Are both correct? I think "who comes" is wrong. But I don't know why?

    4) It is no longer a question now that China is a strong country.
    It is no longer a question now whether China is a strong country.


    Is whether wrong here? Why?

    5) Mother's Day is coming. It's time to think of a proper gift for my mother, _____ won't be expensive but will make her happy.

    a) the one which b) one which c) the one that d) one that

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    Re: Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

    I am not a teacher.

    1. Justification? Maybe. Need? Not for me.

    2. Yes

    3. Either delete 'back' or 'home', (preferably 'back'). The 'Who comes' version is not wrong, it's archaic.

    4. 'whether' is not wrong.

    5. b) or d)

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    Re: Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

    How about 'comes back home'?

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    Re: Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

    I am not a teacher.

    I thought of that, but that sounds like the return from a long journey or absence.

    Talking about who's going to cook the dinner is much more trivial.

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    Re: Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    I thought of that, but that sounds like the return from a long journey or absence.

    Talking about who's going to cook the dinner is much more trivial.
    Roman55, one question off topic. Why do you say "to cook the dinner is much more trivial"? Is "the" necessary?

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    Re: Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

    No, 'the' is not necessary in "cook the dinner".

    I would probably use a dash in 5, before "one that", or "one which".

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    Re: Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    Roman55, one question off topic. Why do you say "to cook the dinner is much more trivial"? Is "the" necessary?
    I am not a teacher.

    As Raymott says, it's not necessary.

    I used it to refer to the dinner you mentioned.

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    Re: Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

    I see. Roman, just a personal question. I see that you are not a teacher, but I don't know whether you are a native-speaker or not. Will you disclose it for me? please?

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    Re: Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

    Roman IS a native speaker of British English.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...ing-vs-clothes

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    Re: Some sentences on Adjective Clauses

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    Will you disclose it for me?
    You may click on 'Member Info' under the username of any member.

    Not a teacher.

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