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    What does the word 'which' modify in the following sentence?

    Many electric flocks are combined with radios, which can sometimes be set to turn on automatically.

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    Re: What does the word 'which' modify in the following sentence?

    In the sentence, which" modifies "electric flocks". What are electric flocks anyway?
    Take away the comma and "which" modifies "radios".
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    Re: What does the word 'which' modify in the following sentence?

    I think 'radios' is the antecedent of 'which', but I am not a teacher.

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    I agree with you, Matthew. The comma doesn't change that.

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    Re: What does the word 'which' modify in the following sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    ...What are electric flocks anyway?
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    I have the same question. What are "electric flocks"?
    Electric clocks, maybe?

    Indeed, this way, it would make more sense. It is often true that the clock on a radio can be used to switch the radio either on or off.

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    Re: What does the word 'which' modify in the following sentence?

    Okay, the comma should not have been there then.
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    Re: What does the word 'which' modify in the following sentence?

    All the comma does is change the following clause from defining to non-defining.

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    Re: What does the word 'which' modify in the following sentence?

    Do you mean the comma should be there? Please elaborate.
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    Re: What does the word 'which' modify in the following sentence?

    For me, it is optional.

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    Re: What does the word 'which' modify in the following sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Do you mean the comma should be there? Please elaborate.
    I think it should be there because the relative clause adds only extra information and does not affect the main clause's meaning, but I am not a teacher.

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