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    'which' modifier

    "Some Oxford students bungee jumped 75 meters off Clifton Bridge, which attracted much media attention and raised the profile of bungee jumping worldwide."

    Any thoughts on this sentence? I'm a little concerned that on first reading I thought 'which' was referring to 'Clifton Bridge'.

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    Re: 'which' modifier

    What is the source of this sentence, gyvermac?

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    Re: 'which' modifier

    Ah. It's just part of a passage about the history of bungee jumping that a colleague is preparing. My understanding, from teaching the SAT & GMAT, was that only the noun immediately preceding the 'which' was being modified. Just wanting to make sure that here it's clear that it is the entire noun/prep phrase that 'attracted the media attention...'

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    Re: 'which' modifier

    It refers to the whole of the sentence previous to it.

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